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 What's new at NYC...Show/hide
 What's new at NYC...

We have added the ability to send weather forecast email content in several forms to this site. Data is available from two sources, our generation and extraction of NDFD data, and NOAA available forecasts. These forecasts can be sent to your email account in the following several forms:

  •   NDFD
    • Temperature, pressure, relative humidity forecast plot of trend lines for the next seven days by surface station.
    • Temperature, pressure, relative humidity forecast tables for the next seven days by surface station.
    • Temperature, pressure, relative humidity forecast data as email attached csv (Excel) file for the next seven days by surface station.
  •   NOAA
    • Temperature and weather with visual and textual descriptions for selected surface station sites.

  • To learn more, view examples, and subscribe to this newsletter service, visit the link under Data Access » Manage Email » Subscribe Forecast Email

     NYCMetNet Introduction...Show/hide
     NYCMetNet Introduction...More Info »

    Briefly:NYC Skyline The latest meteorological observations in and around The New York City metropolitan area (NYC) at NYCMetNet, provided by the Optical Remote Sensing Laboratory of The City College of New York (ORSL).  Observations are updated every 15 minutes to better characterize meteorological conditions within the NYC urban environment.  Surface observations consist, in part, of near real-time atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, temperature, wind direction, wind speed, rain rate, and total rain accumulation measurements at building-top sites.  Upper air measurements from SODAR and radar wind profilers consist of wind speed and direction at various altitudes in near real-time.  Several weather forecast and predictive tools are also provided, such as NWS Doppler Radar maps of the extended NYC metropolitan area, NDFD forecast weather conditions for selected NYC areas, animated GOES infrared cloud cover images from our NOAA-Crest Satellite Receiving Station, and Thunderstorm Nowcasting.

    Site content: This site contains extensive information and data. Please take time to visit "Documentation » Site Navigation Tree" from the menu above for a site structure and content overview.  This site is designed to be viewed and the data accessed with Mozilla's Firefox, Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, or Opera web browsers.  You may also visit "Documentation » Browser Compatibility" for more information.

    Archived and current meteorological observations are gathered within the area bounded by latitudes (north) 39.0 to 41.6 degrees, and longitudes (west) -75.0 to -72.0 degrees. Data contained herein represents multiple databases of surface conditions and surface winds; upper-air winds; and satellite derived winds. All times are EST (Eastern Standard Time - Daylight Savings Time does not apply.)  From these databases, the following products are derived:

    • Maps
      • Surface station zoomable map displaying all available reporting stations with current meterological conditions and location.
      • Surface station zoomable map displaying all available reporting stations with current surface wind direction, magnitude and location.
      • Upper-Air station zoomable map displaying all available reporting station locations.
      • Doppler radar maps displaying precipitation including warning conditions.
    • Charts
      • Upper-Air wind speed and direction displayed by altitude at Sodar and Radar wind profiler reporting stations.
      • Animations of the upper-air wind speed and direction displayed by altitude at Sodar and Radar wind profiler reporting stations.
    • Graphs
      • Temperature, pressure, relative humidity of the last 96 hours by surface station.
      • Wind speed and direction of the last 96 hours by surface station.
    • Animations
      • Satellite IR Image loop of the extended NYC area showing cloud movement.
      • Thunderstorm Nowcast, loop of the extended NYC area showing potential storm centers.
      • Wind speed and direction of the last 96 hours by surface station.
    • Tables
      • Temperature, pressure, relative humidity of the last 96 hours by surface station.
      • Name, location, zip code and last reporting time for actively reporting stations.
    • Databases
      • Public access to historical data retrieval in tabular form for surface station sites.
      • Restricted searchable access to historical data retrieval and download for all surface station sites.
      • Restricted searchable access to historical data retrieval and download for all upper-air station sites.
    • Forecasts
      • Selected surface station projected observations (NDFD datum) for the next forecast period.
      • Extended surface projected observations (NDFD datum) at selected stations for the next week.
      • Selected surface station conditions (NWS icons and text) for the next forecast period.
      • Extended surface conditions (NWS icons and text) at selected stations for the next week.

    In addition, many database extraction and reporting tools are available to provide data in various formats for research purposes. These tools are password controlled and available to authorized ORSL users. Some examples are graphical tools to plot and compare surface variables; windrose plotting tools to analyze directional winds at selected stations and selected times; download tools to select surface variables and stations by name, zip code or coordinate-defined boundaries. Please visit the page Documentation » Site Navigation Tree from the pull-down menu above to discover all of the information access and display capabilities within the NYCMetNet site.

     Latest NYC MetNet Selected Observations...Show/hide
     Latest NYC MetNet Selected Observations...Latest Observations by Station »
    NetworkNetwork APRSWXNET AWS
    Station IDStation ID C9714 HOPTA
    DateDate 03/29/2017 03/29/2017
    TimeTime 05:15 PM 05:15 PM
    Pressure (inHg)Pressure (inHg) 30.1 29.1
    Rain Rate (in/hr)Rain Rate (in/hr) -9999.0 0.0
    Relative Humidity (%)Relative Humidity (%) 38.0 42.0
    Temperature (F)Temperature (F) 53.0 50.0
    Wind Direction (from)Wind Direction (from) WNW (298.0°) NW (324.0°) N (°)
    Wind Speed (mph)Wind Speed (mph) 7.0 5.0
    Click on a highlighted station name to see a 96 hour expanded dataset in a new window.
     NDFD Forecast for NYC...Show/hide
     NDFD Forecast for NYC...Detailed Forecast »
    NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
    Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
    DateDate 08/23/2016 08/23/2016 08/23/2016 08/23/2016 08/23/2016
    TimeTime 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM
    Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 40.593 39.593 42.593 47.593 41.593
    TemperatureTemperature 76.010 74.930 74.030 72.950 74.930
    Wind DirectionWind Direction 350.000 330.000 330.000 350.000 350.000
    Wind SpeedWind Speed 3.3534 4.6943 3.3534 4.6943 3.3534
    SkySky 2.000 2.000 1.000 1.000 1.000
    Dew PointDew Point 49.910 49.010 49.910 52.070 49.910
    NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
    Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
    DateDate 08/23/2016 08/23/2016 08/23/2016 08/23/2016 08/23/2016
    TimeTime 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
    Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 34.150 37.150 35.150 39.150 36.150
    TemperatureTemperature 79.070 76.910 79.070 76.910 77.990
    Wind DirectionWind Direction 270.000 210.000 270.000 270.000 270.000
    Wind SpeedWind Speed 3.3534 6.9299 4.6943 4.6943 3.3534
    SkySky 2.000 2.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
    Dew PointDew Point 47.930 49.010 49.010 49.910 49.010
    Click on a highlighted station name to see a 96 hour forecast in a new window.
     NOAA Forecast Conditions for NYC...Show/hide
     NOAA Forecast Conditions for NYC...More Forecast Conditions for NYC Extended Area »
    • Tonight
 Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph.

      Mostly Clear

      Low 38 °F

  • Thursday
 Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm  in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High 51 °F

  • Thursday Night
 A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Chance Rain

    Low 39 °F

  • Friday
 Rain, mainly after 7am.  Steady temperature around 42. Southeast wind 8 to 14 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Rain

    High 42 °F

  • Friday Night
 Rain.  Low around 42. East wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Rain

    Low 42 °F

  • Saturday
 Rain, mainly before 9am.  High near 48. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain then
    Chance Rain

    High 48 °F

  • Saturday Night
 Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low 41 °F

  • Sunday
 Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

    Mostly Sunny

    High 55 °F

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    • Tonight
      Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph.
    • Thursday
      Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
    • Thursday Night
      A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. South wind 5 to 7 mph.
    • Friday
      Rain, mainly after 7am. Steady temperature around 42. Southeast wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
    • Friday Night
      Rain. Low around 42. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
    • Saturday
      Rain, mainly before 9am. High near 48. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    • Saturday Night
      Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
    • Sunday
      Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
    • Sunday Night
      Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
    • Monday
      Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
    • Monday Night
      A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
    • Tuesday
      Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
    • Tuesday Night
      A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 45.
    • Wednesday
      A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.

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