Welcome to the NRCC
Established in 1983, the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) is located in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. It serves the 12-state region that includes: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia. Major funding is provided through a contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Center's staff works cooperatively with the National Climatic Data Center, the National Weather Service, state climate offices, and other interested scientists in the Northeast to acquire and disseminate accurate, up-to-date climate data and information.
Dry Days Are Here Again
Rainfall has been noticeably lacking across much of the Northeast during the first two weeks of August. Departures have ranged from less than 25 percent of normal to 90 percent of normal for most areas. The recent lack of rain prompted an expansion of abnormally dry conditions in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. As for temperatures, departures have generally been within 2 degrees of normal, with most areas on the cooler side.