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.

Climate Center News

We are into the winter season, as climatological winter began December 1st. Keep an eye on our Climate Summaries page as the seasons change.

2011 - A very wet year

With an annual average of 55.14 inches, the Northeast had its wettest year in 117 years. Among the states, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania saw their wettest year since 1895 while Vermont and Pennsylvania tallied their 2nd wettest year on record. At the local level, fourteen of the region's first order stations had their wettest year on record with the majority experiencing one of the top 10 all-time wettest years. Binghamton, NY's 2011 precipitation total was 18.27 inches greater than their previous record year, 2006; Albany's longstanding annual precipitation record, set in 1878, was finally topped in 2011.

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Daily Values
Observed Normal Record Last Year

Month-To-Date Values
Observed Normal Record Last Year

+ indicates record also occurred in previous years (last occurrence listed)