National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

The NWS New York NY weather forecast office and WSR-88D Doppler Radar.

About Us

The National Weather Service (NWS) is a government agency which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which falls under the United States Department of Commerce (DoC).

Located on the grounds of Brookhaven National Laboratory on eastern Long Island, the NWS New York NY is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide timely and accurate forecasts and warning services. The meteorologists, technicians, and administrative staff work hard to maintain the equipment, radars, weather radios, and observation programs necessary to achieve this.


Our Mission

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water and climate data, forecasts, warnings, and impact-based decision support services for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.

Our office provides timely, accurate warnings and forecasts for the NY/NJ/CT Tri-State region. We maintain local climate records and are leaders in science research, training, and outreach.


The NWS New York NY county warning area (CWA) encompasses northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut, Long Island, and southeast New York, including the New York City metropolitan area. Our office serves the largest population by field forecast office in the country. Office responsibilities include watch/warning operations; public, aviation, and marine forecasts; climatological record-keeping, and decision support services for our local, state, and federal core partners.


Management and Administration

Name Position
Ross Dickman Meteorologist-in-Charge
Dave Radell Science and Operations Officer
Nelson Vaz Warning Coordination Meteorologist
James Vessalico Electronic Systems Analyst