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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.

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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 APRSWXNET APRSWXNET AWS ASOS
Station IDStation ID C0416 C9714 D1086 HOPTA KJFK
DateDate 03/28/2014 03/28/2014 03/28/2014 03/28/2014 03/28/2014
TimeTime 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:15 PM 12:00 PM
Pressure (inHg)Pressure (inHg) 30.0 30.0 30.0 29.9 30.0
Rain Rate (in/hr)Rain Rate (in/hr) 0.0 -9999.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Relative Humidity (%)Relative Humidity (%) 80.0 81.0 80.0 100.0 82.5
Temperature (F)Temperature (F) 51.0 52.0 51.0 46.0 46.0
Wind Direction (from)Wind Direction (from) S (174.0°) S (182.0°) S (184.0°) SSW (203.0°) S (180.0°)
Wind Speed (mph)Wind Speed (mph) 3.0 6.0 5.0 6.0 16.1
Click on a highlighted station name to see a 96 hour expanded dataset in a new window.
 NDFD Forecast for NYC...Show/hide
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NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
DateDate 04/19/2014 04/19/2014 04/19/2014 04/19/2014 04/19/2014
TimeTime 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 29.408 34.408 25.408 41.408 28.408
TemperatureTemperature 61.970 59.990 63.950 54.950 63.050
Wind DirectionWind Direction 330.000 330.000 330.000 320.000 330.000
Wind DirectionWind Direction 14.9776 16.0954 12.742 17.2132 14.9776
SkySky 7.000 6.000 8.000 4.000 7.000
Dew PointDew Point 29.930 31.910 27.950 31.910 29.930
NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
DateDate 04/19/2014 04/19/2014 04/19/2014 04/19/2014 04/19/2014
TimeTime 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM
Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 33.208 36.208 27.208 43.208 29.208
TemperatureTemperature 59.990 58.010 61.070 52.970 61.070
Wind DirectionWind Direction 340.000 340.000 340.000 340.000 340.000
Wind DirectionWind Direction 12.742 12.742 11.4011 13.8598 12.742
SkySky 5.000 5.000 6.000 4.000 5.000
Dew PointDew Point 31.010 31.010 27.050 31.010 29.030
Click on a highlighted station name to see a 96 hour forecast in a new window.
 NOAA Forecast Conditions for NYC...Show/hide
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Tonight

Clear

Clear

Low: 42 °F

Sunday

Sunny

Sunny

High: 60 °F

Sunday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 42 °F

Monday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 63 °F

Monday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 45 °F

Tuesday

Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Showers

High: 68 °F

Tuesday
Night

Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Showers
Likely

Low: 49 °F

Wednesday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 58 °F

Wednesday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 44 °F

  • Tonight Clear, with a low around 42. Northeast wind 10 to 14 mph.
  • Sunday Sunny, with a high near 60. East wind 9 to 14 mph.
  • Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light east after midnight.
  • Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
  • Tuesday A chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Tuesday Night Showers likely, mainly between 9pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
  • Thursday Sunny, with a high near 63.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
  • Friday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Saturday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 


Forecast Valid:  4pm EDT Apr 19, 2014-6pm EDT Apr 26, 2014

Last Update:  19 Apr 2:51 pm EDT
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