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.
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.