New Weather Monitoring System Revolutionizes Forecasting in Adirondacks

The University at Albany has introduced a cutting-edge weather monitoring station at Uihlein Farm in Lake Placid, marking a significant advancement in weather forecasting technology. The unveiling of this state-of-the-art station was met with a range of summer weather conditions, showcasing its ability to adapt to changing elements in real time.

John D. Leekley, president and chair of the Uihlein Foundation, expressed his excitement for the new weather station, highlighting its importance in enhancing weather monitoring capabilities in the region. The station is part of the New York state Mesonet, a network of 126 stations established in 2018 with the goal of early detection of severe weather events.

As climate change continues to impact weather patterns, the Mesonet plays a crucial role in providing timely warnings and information to residents. Chris Thorncroft, director of the University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, emphasized the significance of the Mesonet in tracking weather changes and facilitating informed decision-making.

The Uihlein station stands out for its historical data collection, dating back to 1995, which offers valuable insights for climate monitoring. Equipped with advanced sensors, the station measures various weather parameters every five minutes, including temperature, humidity, wind speed, precipitation, and air quality.

Located at an elevation of 2,100 feet, the Uihlein station is the highest Mesonet site in the Adirondacks, providing accurate and reliable data for forecasting purposes. With a focus on improving forecasts for winter sports and summer events in Lake Placid, the station’s real-time data is expected to enhance weather predictions in the region.

To access live weather data from Uihlein Farm, visit and select the Lake Placid station for up-to-date information. This new weather monitoring system marks a significant milestone in advancing weather forecasting capabilities in the Adirondacks, ensuring the safety and preparedness of residents in the face of changing weather patterns.