New York State Mesonet

126 standard stations surface sites collecting atmospheric (<10m), soil & solar data, and 17 profiler tower sites (>10m) collecting data for distribution to NOAA

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The New York State Mesonet’s approximately 1,750 sensors make over 500,000 observations a day.

More fun facts…

  • 4,896 virtual soundings per day statewide
  • At least one station in every County and Borough
  • Average station spacing of 19 miles
  • Nearest distance of a station to the Atlantic Ocean – 2.29 miles
  • Nearest distance of a station to Canada – 2.27 miles
  • Nearest distance of a station to Lake Ontario – 0.52 miles
  • Nearest distance of a station to Lake Erie – 3.12 miles
  • Farthest distance between stations – 378 miles (Southold and Clymer)
  • Highest elevation – 2394 ft at Hartsville
  • Lowest elevation – 28 ft at Wantagh