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.
A Rundown of November and Fall
It was a cooler-than-normal November at all 35 first-order climate sites, with fifteen ranking the month among their top twenty coolest. With a cool September, warm October, and cool November, fall shaped up to be within one degree of normal at all but two sites.
Of the 35 climate sites, 28 sites received below-normal precipitation during November, with drought conditions persisting or worsening in several areas. A storm near Thanksgiving pushed snow totals above normal in some areas but overall 23 sites received below-normal snowfall for the month. Looking at fall, 27 sites were drier than normal, with ten ranking the season among their top twenty driest. On the other hand, of the eight wetter-than-normal sites, five ranked this fall among their top 20 wettest.