News 12 Offers Backyard Weather Reports

Cablevision customers in the Greater New York area don’t have to find a window to see what the weather’s like in their backyard. The cable operator’s News 12 Network is offering hyperlocal reporting from more than 400 neighborhood weather stations across the tri-state area.

The reports, which will be used by News 12 meteorologists in devising forecasts, come through an agreement with Weather Underground.

“We’ve always provided the most comprehensive look at local weather, through our Dual Doppler system and thousands of local forecasts across our market every day, but the addition of real-time information from more than 400 Weather Underground stations to our weather-gathering resources, and in the hands of our experienced and knowledgeable meteorologists, will allow us to take hyper-local to the extreme,” stated Patrick Dolan, president of News 12.

In addition to more detailed reporting during televised weathercasts, News 12 is making the neighborhood reports available on in an accessible, “map-able” format.

Weather Underground has more than 10,000 active personal weather stations across the United States and nearly 3,500 around the rest of the world, providing current temperatures, wind speed and direction, heat index and wind chill, humidity, dew point, precipitation measurements and additional information.