Weather Tools

The weather info and tools you need – from NEWA and beyond.

NEWA Weather Tools

All Weather Data Query

Display or download hourly weather data, daily summaries, or degree days in tabular or graphical format. Select the location, date range, weather variables, type of data, and output format desired.

Degree Day Calculator

Get degree day results for all the base temperatures used in NEWA tools. Select the location, date range, base temperature, and formula to get the accumulated degree days and a chart plotting degree day accumulations over time. This tool focuses on recent data and includes the 5-day forecast.


Other Weather Tools

NWS National Doppler Radar Sites

Doppler radar sites are available on this map generated by the NWS. Click on the Doppler radar dot nearest to your location of interest.

 

Northeast Regional Climate Center

Weather data, weather analyses, climate resources, education and research, resources for industry, publications and services for each state and the Northeast region.

 

Southeast Regional Climate Center

Weather data, weather analyses, climate resources, education and research, resources for industry, publications and services for each state and the Southeast region.

 

Midwest Regional Climate Center

Weather data, weather analyses, climate resources, education and research, resources for industry, publications and services for each state and the Midwest region.

 

Southern Regional Climate Center

Weather data, weather analyses, climate resources, education and research, resources for industry, publications and services for each state and the Southern region.

 

Western Regional Climate Center

Weather data, weather analyses, climate resources, education and research, resources for industry, publications and services for each state and the Western region.

 

High Plains Regional Climate Center

Weather data, weather analyses, climate resources, education and research, resources for industry, publications and services for each state and the High Plains region.

 

Two-inch Soil Temperature Estimates

Hosted by the Northeast Regional Climate Center, this map shows the estimated soil temperature in the Northeast region.

 

New York State Mesonet

Hosted by the University at Albany, this collection of 126 weather stations across New York State provides weather data from every county and borough. Data includes temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, pressure, solar radiation, snow depth, and soil information. Ten stations send data to NEWA.

 

New Jersey Weather Network

Hosted by Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and brought to you by the Office of the NJ State Climatologist, this website provides tabular data, maps, charts, and analyses of the weather and climate of NJ. All their weather stations send data to NEWA.

 

NWS Home

On the home page of the National Weather Service (NWS), you can find, at a glance, watches, warnings, and advisories, as well as access to many other weather resources.

 

NWS 6-10 Day Outlook Maps

This site provides temperature and precipitation generated by the National Weather Service (NWS) Climate Prediction Center and shows the percent probability for normal, above normal or below normal conditions.

 

NWS Detailed Forecasts 

Find your National Weather Service (NWS) forecast on this page (example is for Geneva, NY). Enter your location in the upper left-hand corner box. Interact with this tool to view current conditions, 4-day forecast details, and a map to adjust the specific forecast location.

 

NWS Graphical Forecasts

These National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts provide up-to-date information about temperature, dewpoint, wind speed, etc, for the US, state or region, as well as access to several other products (e.g. satellite, radar, air quality).

 

NWS Drought Monitoring

Hosted by the National Weather Service (NWS) and generated in graphical and tabular formats by the Climate Prediction Center, this page provides access to several drought monitoring products and historical records that use the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) and Crop Moisture Index (CMI).

 

NWS US Monthly Drought Outlook

Developed by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center and hosted by the National Weather Service (NWS), this page depicts and documents current large-scale tends of drought based on statistical and dynamical forecasts.

 

USDA Weekly Weather & Crop Bulletin

Jointly prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, and the USDA, the WWCB provides information on weather, climate and agricultural developments worldwide, along with detailed charts and tables of agrometeorological information. You can subscribe to receive the bulletin via email notification.


Weather Stations

About Weather Stations

Everything you need to know about NEWA’s weather stations. NEWA works with RainWise, Inc. and Onset Data Loggers, configured for NEWA’s tools. NEWA also collects data from various partner state mesonets (independent networks of stations) and airports.

Buy a Weather Station

Visit this page to contact vendors and understand the steps required for connecting with NEWA resources.

Placement Guide

If you recently purchased a weather station, visit this page to learn more about collecting accurate and unobstructed sensor data on your farm by correctly placing the weather station on your site.

Maintenance Guide

Maintaining your weather station is key. Visit this page to learn how to keep the sensors and your weather station working properly.

Page updated September 2020 by J. Carroll, K. Eggleston, and D. Olmstead

More Info on NEWA Tools

About Degree Days

This page gives background information on how degree days are calculated, their importance in biology, and what IPM tools use them.

How NEWA Handles Weather Data

Learn about how weather data is kept accurate and up-to-date and how variables are uniquely handled to reflect agricultural settings.


Get Help

Our goal is to provide a positive and productive NEWA experience. Visit our Get Help page for more information. Staff are on-hand to answer your questions, provide support for NEWA tools and resources, or help with your weather station.

Have a question?

Contact the NEWA Help Desk

support@newa.zendesk.com


About Weather Stations

NEWA works with RainWise, Inc. and Onset Data Loggers, which are configured for NEWA’s agricultural production tools. Visit our Buy a Weather Station page to contact vendors and understand the steps required for connecting with NEWA resources.

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Become a Partner

NEWA is a partnership of land grant universities and grower associations. If you live in a partner state, you can buy a weather station for your farm and connect to NEWA.

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