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Weather can make or break your boating experience in NY Harbor.  Before casting off your lines, you can check out the following sources of weather information for NY Harbor:

Today's Forecast

The proverbial look out the window.

 

Interactive radar

Worried about that front to the west? The radar map will show you its current position. When will the front arrive and when will the back side clear you? Click on "Future".

 

weather.com  

Although the wind forecasts are generally 2-5 knots too low and wind gusts are not shown, this site provides the most updated, most accurate forecast for the current day.

 

NOAA National Weather Service

 

Detailed analyses and forecasts from the professionals.  For a 48 hours hourly forecast, click "Tabular Forecast" near the bottom of the 7-day forecast page. 
 

Stevens Institute NYHOPS wind

 

Great for real time variations of speed and direction of wind within harbor
[1 m/sec is approximately 2 knots]

Weather Underground

 

Hourly and extended local forecasts.

Weatherbug

 

Hourly and 7-day local forecasts.

accuweather.com

No percentages given for rain.

 

ABC Local Metro Weather

 

"Real time" (within last 15-30 minutes) Doppler radar

 

NOAA VHF WX-1

 

Average the Long Island Sound and Coastal marine forecasts to estimate NYC forecast. Severe weather alerts can be obtained by monitoring WX-1 while underway.

 

Local conditions

Click on sun icon, then click on Local Conditions and then on desired location on the Locations drop-down menu for local weather and water conditions:
 


Tomorrow's Forecast

weather.com  

Wind forecasts are generally 5-10 knots too low.

 

NOAA National Weather Service

 

Detailed analyses and forecasts from the professionals.  48 hours hourly forecast (click "Tabular Forecast" in lower right-hand corner of 7-day forecast page).  Excellent hurricane tracking and wind speed probabilities.
 

intellicast.com

 

10-day forecast

accuweather.com

No percentages given for rain.

 

NOAA VHF WX-1

 

Average the Long Island Sound and Coastal marine forecasts to estimate NYC forecast. Severe weather alerts can be obtained by monitoring WX-1 while underway.

 

 

3-60 Days Forecast

NOAA National Weather Service

 

Detailed analyses and forecasts from the professionals.  7-day forecast.  Excellent hurricane tracking and wind speed probabilities.
 

intellicast.com

 

10-day forecast
weather.com  

10-day forecast

 

Farmer's Almanac

Two month long range forecast

 
 

 Sailing vessels:  Wind shadows, wind speed fluctuations and velocity shifts near large commercial vessels and tall buildings.

 

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