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.
Wet, But Still Dry...
The soggy last day of May set the tone for the first half of June. Thirty of the 35 major Northeast airport climate sites saw above-normal rainfall, with Binghamton, NY, having its wettest start to June on record and another 19 sites ranking the period among their top 20 wettest. Despite the recent drenching, some areas are still below normal for long-term precipitation and are experiencing abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions.
Temperatures during June so far have generally ranged from 4 degrees F below normal to 4 degrees F above normal, with the coolest areas in New York and New England and the warmest areas in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the Mid-Atlantic. Of the 35 airport climate sites, 21 sites saw above-normal temperatures during the first two weeks of June.