NYS Mesonet Data Information
For technical information about our standard 126-site network, including file format options, please review our Read Me file, found here.
Data Access Policy
A cost-recovery fee may be charged for some data requests. NYS Mesonet data are free to the general public for personal use and available for licensing to other entities in accordance with the NYS Mesonet Data Policy. For more information, please contact the NYS Mesonet Program Manager, Dr. Jerry Brotzge, at jbrotzge@REMOVE_THIS_PARTalbany.edu.
All New York State Mesonet data are copyrighted and protected as the intellectual property of the Mesonet. NYS Mesonet data includes all raw and quality-assured observations as well as all value-added products directly created and distributed by the Mesonet. With the exception of media users and explicit agreements to the contrary, no redistribution, sharing, or selling of the data is allowed. Penalty is termination of access to data and possible legal action to recover lost revenue.
Request Data Access
NYS Mesonet data may be requested from the data request page. Please review our data access policy below, which includes pricing information for certain groups.
This research is made possible by the New York State (NYS) Mesonet. Original funding for the NYS Mesonet was provided by Federal Emergency Management Agency grant FEMA-4085-DR-NY, with the continued support of the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services; the state of New York; the Research Foundation for the State University of New York (SUNY); the University at Albany, SUNY; the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) at SUNY Albany; and the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) at SUNY Albany.
All University at Albany researchers planning to use NYS Mesonet data within a proposal must fill out a "Proposal Request Form", and this must be submitted to the NYSM Program Manager (Jerry Brotzge) prior to submission of the proposal. Please download the form here.
All users of the NYS Mesonet data agree to its Data Access Policy and financial contracts. In return, the NYS Mesonet will work in good faith to uphold the reliability and accuracy of its network, data and products. However, the Mesonet is not legally responsible for the accuracy of its observations and products, the reliability of its network, or the decisions made as a result of the use of these data.
All NYS Mesonet observations, products, and web content and graphics are copyrighted and remain the property of the Mesonet. No text or graphics may be copied from the NYS Mesonet website without the written consent of the Mesonet.
All content presented on NYS Mesonet materials and website are presented as accurately and as timely as possible. However, we do not guarantee that the materials are error-free, and is the responsibility of the user to verify the veracity of all information presented.
The NYS Mesonet is not responsible for any computer viruses or related problems that users may incur when accessing our data and web services.
Known Siting Problems
Consistent Shadow Issues Caused by Trees
The following list documents stations that consistently have shadows impacting the data.
|Claryville (CLAR)||Morning||Trees to the east|
|Croghan (CROG)||Morning and Evening||Trees surrounding|
|Duanesburg (DUAN)||Morning||Trees surrounding|
|Eldred (ELDR)||Morning and Evening||Trees surrounding|
|High Falls (HFAL)||Morning and Evening||Trees surrounding|
|North Branch (NBRA)||Evening||Mountain shadow|
|North Hudson (NHUD)||Morning||Trees to the south|
|Osceola (OSCE)||Evening||Trees and building to the south and west|
|Piseco (PISE)||Morning||Trees to the north, east, and south|
|Raquette Lake (RAQU)||Morning and Evening||Trees surrounding|
|Suffern (SUFF)||Morning||Trees to the east and south|
|Tannersville (TANN)||Morning||Trees surrounding|
|Tupper Lake (TUPP)||Morning||Trees to the north, east, and south|
|Whiteface Mountain Base (WFMB)||Evening||Trees surrounding, building to the south|
|Woodgate (WGAT)||Evening||Trees to the south, west, and north|