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.
More of the Same
While the calendar says mid-April, temperatures so far have not felt spring-like in the Northeast. All 35 airport climate sites saw below-normal temperatures during the first half of spring. Parts of northern New England and upstate New York had departures of over six degrees below normal.
Some sites barely saw snow during the first half of spring, but others saw plenty of it. For example, Binghamton, NY, was 15.2 inches below normal for snowfall, but at 16.8 inches above normal, Washington Dulles, DC, had its snowiest first half of spring. Precipitation was also nearly split, with 18 sites above normal and 16 sites below normal.