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 Warm & Wet Summer So Far
Halfway through meteorological summer, temperatures at all 35 Northeast airport climate sites were above normal. In fact, 21 sites ranked the first half of summer 2014 among their top 20 warmest. The first half of July has also been warmer than normal for most of the climate sites, with the warmest areas in New England.
Twenty-nine airport climate sites have been wetter than normal during the first half of meteorological summer, with 15 ranking it among their top 20 wettest. As for July so far, most climate sites have been wetter than normal, with several seeing more than double normal precipitation.