Temperatures to spring above normal come April

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, says the Northeast Region will have above normal temperatures in April, May and June. Spaccio says: “The entire Northeast Region has increased chances of above normal temperatures during these months. New England has the highest probability with a 60 to 70 percent […]

White Christmas only in your dreams, thanks to El Niño

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, crunched numbers from over 50 years of winters – including El Niño winters ­– to calculate which cities will see a white Christmas this year. Media Note: Charts comparing snowfall in the northeast can be downloaded from: https://cornell.box.com/WhiteChristmas2015   Spaccio says: […]

Storm to bring mixture of rain, sleet, snow to region

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, reviews the forecast as a coastal storm approaches the region. Spaccio says: “A coastal storm is developing and is expected to bring accumulating snow to the Finger Lakes area. A winter storm watch is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday […]

Winter storm a blast from winters past

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University says that while the recent winter storm brought heavy snowfall, it was not record-breaking. Spaccio says: “A winter storm brought heavy snowfall to areas of the Northeast.  Though there were hazardous conditions, the 1-day snowfall amounts weren’t record breaking.  “The last […]

Don’t count out Hurricane Season 2013 just yet

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 10, 2013 Don’t count out Hurricane Season 2013 just yet Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA’s Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, talks about the slower-than-expected 2013 hurricane season and warns weather watchers not to count Mother Nature out yet. Spaccio says: “The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season […]