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Mid-January - A Lot of Warmth and Little Snow

The first halves of January and winter were much warmer than normal for the Northeast. Multiple sites experienced one of their five warmest January 1-15 periods on record, including Newark, NJ, which was 12°F above normal and had its second warmest January 1-15 period. Snowfall was lacking during the first half of January as well as the first half of winter, with only one of the 35 major climates sites seeing a surplus during either time period. For the December 1-January 15 period, Erie, PA, had a snowfall deficit of 33.9 inches, making it the site's eighth least snowy first half of winter.

Read more in the NRCC Blog



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Dryness Continues to Ease in New England
New Hampshire is free of drought and abnormal dryness for the first time since May 2020. For over two-and-a-half years, somewhere in New Hampshire experienced drought or abnormal dryness, peaking with extreme drought in fall 2020 and summer 2022. Similarly, Massachusetts is free of drought and dryness for the first time since May 2022. The NRCC produces weekly drought updates here, Northeast Drought, and partners with NIDIS to create monthly drought updates with the most recent one released on Tuesday, January 24. Current conditions can be found on the Northeast DEWS Dashboard.




Website Highlights

Weather Station Data

Weather Station Data includes location-specific information, such as wind data, evapotranspiration, and daily almanacs.


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CLIMOD 2 is a user-friendly website to find single-station and multi-station climate products for locations accross the country. For example, the Seasonal Ranking report produces a graph and table of extremes or other summaries for a specified period for each year.

Go to CLIMOD 2

State & Regional Analyses

These provide several map types, regional climate summaries, snow survey data, and drought information.


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The Monthly Maps offer a variety of monthly precipitation and temperature departure maps for any given month for the Northeast region or a selected state.

Go to Monthly Map page

Analyses for Industry

Analyses for Industry shows products the NRCC has created through partnerships with various industries.


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The Roadway Freezing/Thawing page has cumulative freezing and thawing index maps for Maine, New Hampshire, and the Northeast region. The Minnesoata Department of Transportation has recommended guidelines for applying and removing winter weight premiums and spring load restrictions based upon these indices.

Go to Road Freeze/Thaw Page

Climate Change Resources

Climate Change Resources includes normal difference maps as well as climate links.


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Climate Links offer an abundance of resources for the Northeast across multiple sectors …

Go to Climate Change Resources page

Webinars & Workshops

Webinars & Workshops provides recordings and presentations from the monthly webinar series, as well as information on past and upcoming workshops.


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The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar series with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns.

Go to Monthly Webinars

Publications & Services

Publications & Services includes the NRCC blog, quarterly outlooks, as well as other reports and publications.


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The Quarterly Outlooks are seasonal climate highlights and outlook for the upcoming season for the Eastern, Region, Great Lakes, and Gulf of Maine. Published in March, June, September and December.

Go to Quarterly Reports