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.

Climate Center News

A Cool, Dry November...So Far

With the exception of a few areas, November so far has been extremely dry in the Northeast. Twenty-nine of the 35 airport climate sites have seen below-normal precipitation, with Williamsport, PA, the driest at 9 percent of normal. With a continuing lack of precipitation, parts of the region are still experiencing abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions.

The first two weeks of November were colder than normal at 29 airport climate sites. While the majority of the region was within 3 degrees of normal, West Virginia was much colder. The Mountain State saw temperatures approaching 7 degrees below normal.