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This is a growing list of questions related to navigation of the National Weather Service at Binghamton's web site.

Warning/Watches/Advisories

  • What are Severe Thunderstorms or Tornado watches and warnings. Answer: Read this or watch "Whats' a Watch"
  • What is a Winter Storm Watch? Blizzard Warning? etc... Answer: Read this
  • Where can I find Windchill information? Answer: on the left side of the web page at the bottom there is a link to Windchill information. Or, you can just following this link.

Climate Data

  • Global Warming Frequently Asked Questions can be found a Climate.gov.
  • Where can I find daily temperatures, rainfall, snowfall etc, for Binghamton, Syracuse, and the Scranton/Wilkes-barre area? Answer: Try to the climate help page
  • Is there daily climate data for locations other than Binghamton, Syracuse, and the Scranton/Wilkes-barre area? Answer: Yes, on the NOWData page. Note that this page also include Binghamton, Syracuse, and the Scranton/Wilkes-barres.  Just Added, NOWData help page.

  • Can I find daily averages and records for Binghamton, Syracuse, and the Scranton/Wilkes-barre area? Answer: Yes right here
  • The Daily Climate Report or CLI is send 3 times a day, early morning, late afternoon and late evening. This text only product contains detailed daily weather statistics. The early morning release contains daily data for yesterday (midnight to midnight), and the late afternoon/late evening data is for the current date since midnight. The report includes temperature, precipitation, degree days, wind, and humidity. It also includes sunrise/sunset, and record temperature data for the current and following day. Daily precipitation data, measure from midight to midnight, includes both daily and monthly totals, calendar year and water year totals, percent of normal values, and comparisons to normal. You can find this product at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=bgm.
  • My child is doing a project where they need the temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, etc at a certain time of the day. However, we forgot to write it down. Can I find that here? Answer: Yes there is a two week archive of hourly conditions... Weather Archive

Forecasts

  • Some useful forecast terms used in the point and click and Zone Forecasts. Read More

Heat

Miscellaneous

  • Where can I find information about a past, significant weather event(s)? Answer: Please check either the Weather Events or Research pages. These page can also be found on the left side of our page.
  • How can I become an observer or storm spotter for the National Weather Service? Answer: Please look over the information on our Spotter page and in the SKYWARN section.
  • Is there a page where I can convert temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius or calculate the Heat Index, etc? Answer: Yes its the Meteorological Calculator.

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