About the NYS Mesonet
Visitors to Hudson Crossing Park often ask “What’s that out in the field?” upon their first visit, and the answer is surprising! Hudson Crossing Park is home to one of 126 weather stations that are a part of a state-wide network established in 2014 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the University at Albany, and the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
The New York State Mesonet is the most advanced early warning weather-detection system in the country. Each station is equipped with automated sensors that collect data on temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, atmospheric pressure, snow depth and soil temperature and moisture every 5 minutes. The data are transmitted to a central facility at UAlbany, where they are quality controlled, processed into files and sent to emergency managers, utilities, ground and air transportation facilities, farms and other weather-sensitive businesses across New York for use in forecasting and decision-making.
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The New York State Mesonet consists of 126 stations across the state. Each station houses a suite of automated sensors, sampling data every 3 to 30 seconds. Data are then packaged into 5 minute averages, and then transmitted in real-time to a central facility located at the University at Albany (UAlbany). At UAlbany, data from all sites are quality-controlled, and then processed into files which are then disseminated to customers for use in forecasting and decision-making.
Over 1,670 sensors produce over 500,000 observations per day
Routine Field Maintenance
24/7 data ingest
Automated quality control
Automated file generation
Real-time data feed to partners
Real-time 3D analyses
Short-term, regional forecasts
Value-added products for Emergency Management, Transportation, Energy, Education, and Agriculture