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NWS Binghamton County Warning Area (CWA)

NWS Binghamton County Warning Area  or CWA showing some cities in the area.

NWS Binghamton CWA with some cities shown. 

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NWS Binghamton County Warning Area  or CWA showing counties.

NWS Binghamton with county labels.

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The National Weather Service Binghamton Forecast Office serves about 2.5 million people in 17 counties in central New York and 7 counties in northeast Pennsylvania including the cities of BinghamtonElmira, Corning, IthacaRomeSyracuse, Utica, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Office responsibilities include:

  • Aviation Forecasts: 6 Terminals - Binghamton Regional Airport (KBGM), Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (KELM), Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (KITH), Rome Griffiss Airport (KRME), Syracuse Hancock International Airport (KSYR), and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (KAVP).
  • Impact-Based Decision Support Services including PDFhazardous weather briefings, webinars and occasionally on-site weather support for our public safety officials. 
  • Public Forecast Program, includes long-fused warnings and zone forecasts for the 24 counties highlighted above, selected cities forecasts for Binghamton, Syracuse and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and forecast discussions.
  • Hydrologic Service Area Responsibility for the Chemung, Upper Delaware, and Susquehanna from its headwaters to Wilkes-Barre, and the Finger Lakes drainage.
  • Climate programs for Binghamton, NY, Syracuse, NY, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA.
  • NOAA Weather Radio (13 transmitters).
  • Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System. This system allows the operator to overlay meteorological data from a variety of sources.
  • WSR-88D Radar.
  • Data Quality Control and Maintenance of numerous ASOS sites and LARC precipitation and river stage gages.
  • Co-op Observers Program Responsibility.
  • Extensive Volunteer SKYWARN, Rainfall, and Snowfall Observer Networks.
  • Public briefings both in person and by telephone.
  • Media briefings upon request (radio and TV).
  • Warning Preparedness Program for 24 county area.