Drought doubt lingers with warm summer predictions

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, says that while the drought in the Northeast is over, predictions of above-normal temperatures this summer could be a concern for agriculture in the region. The Northeast Regional Climate Center monitors and assesses climatic conditions in the twelve-state, northeastern region of the […]

Cornell climatologist looks at top five storms to hit Washington D.C.

As the Mid-Atlantic prepares for a blizzard with up to two feet of snow possible, Cornell climatologist Jessica Spaccio has compiled a list of the top five storms recorded at Washington D.C. since 1885. Click here to find her list of the top five storms. Spaccio is a climatologist at the Northeast Regional Climate Center […]

Clear skies for Super Bowl Sunday

As the kickoff for the first ever cold-weather outdoor Super Bowl approaches, two climate experts with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) at Cornell University predict calm skies over MetLife Stadium. Established in 1983, the NRCC works cooperatively with the National Climatic Data Center, the National Weather Service, state climate offices, and other interested […]