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.
Checking in During Mid-July
Precipitation during the first half of July was variable, with departures ranging from less than 25 percent of normal in parts of Maine to more than 300 percent of normal in parts of West Virginia and southern New Jersey. Due to a very wet June, the first half of summer ranked among the top 20 wettest at 29 of the 35 airport climate sites. In fact, Atlantic City, NJ, and Baltimore, MD, had their wettest start to summer on record.
During the first two weeks of July, average temperatures were generally within 2 degrees F of normal. However, some areas in upstate New York, western Pennsylvania, and southern West Virginia were up to 4 degrees F cooler than normal. Through mid-summer, average temperatures generally ranged from 4 degrees F below normal in upstate New York and northern New England to 3 degrees F above normal in the Mid-Atlantic and parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.