NYCMetNet The Optical Remote Sensing Laboratory of The City College of New York
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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 07/23/2014 07/23/2014 07/23/2014 07/23/2014 07/23/2014
TimeTime 05:00 AM 05:00 AM 05:00 AM 05:00 AM 05:00 AM
Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 73.932 86.932 86.932 86.932 75.932
TemperatureTemperature 76.010 72.050 72.050 72.050 74.930
Wind DirectionWind Direction 210.000 220.000 220.000 220.000 210.000
Wind DirectionWind Direction 6.9299 6.9299 6.9299 9.1655 6.9299
SkySky 19.000 20.000 18.000 19.000 19.000
Dew PointDew Point 67.010 67.910 67.910 67.910 67.010
NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
DateDate 07/23/2014 07/23/2014 07/23/2014 07/23/2014 07/23/2014
TimeTime 08:00 AM 08:00 AM 08:00 AM 08:00 AM 08:00 AM
Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 74.125 84.125 84.125 84.125 76.125
TemperatureTemperature 76.910 72.950 74.030 72.950 76.010
Wind DirectionWind Direction 230.000 220.000 230.000 230.000 230.000
Wind DirectionWind Direction 8.0477 8.0477 8.0477 9.1655 8.0477
SkySky 23.000 24.000 24.000 23.000 23.000
Dew PointDew Point 67.910 67.910 68.990 67.910 67.910
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 »
  • Today A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Thursday A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. North wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Thursday Night A slight chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. North wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Friday Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
  • Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
  • Saturday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Sunday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Sunday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Monday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Monday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Tuesday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 


Forecast Valid:  6am EDT Jul 23, 2014-6pm EDT Jul 29, 2014

Last Update:  23 Jul 4:51 am EDT
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