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.

Latest Monthly Webinar

View our Webinar from February 17th: Snow-Packed New England

Individual presentations can also be viewed: Historical Context, NWS Weather Patterns, NCDC Snow Index, and Climate Outlook.

Climate Center News

Frozen February

Six airport climate sites had their all-time snowiest start to February, with Boston, MA, seeing a whopping 58.5 inches (nearly 5 feet!) of snow. In two weeks, Boston has had more snow than they normally get in an entire snow season (Oct-May) and Worcester, MA, has had more snow than they normally get during winter (Dec-Feb). In fact, much of New England, New York, and the northern half of Pennsylvania saw well above normal snowfall.

Repeated blasts of Arctic air have kept most of the Northeast extremely cold during the first half of February. Caribou, ME, and Islip, NY, had their coldest start to February on record, with Caribou a frigid 13.4 degrees below normal. All 35 airport climate sites saw well below normal temperatures, with 27 sites ranking the period among their top 20 coldest starts to February.