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 […]

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 […]

History suggests a snow-free Thanksgiving for most

It’s still fall, but the air has turned colder and the evenings have gotten darker. Will you see snow on the ground for Thanksgiving? Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, offers a historical perspective on if you will see snow this Thanksgiving holiday. […]

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 […]

Slow swing into spring, cooler temperatures expected for April

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, says while warmer temperatures are in the forecast, colder than normal temperatures will continue through April. Spaccio says:  “The forecast for this weekend and early next week does look nice. We might reach our first 60 degrees of the year! But I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sure it’s white now, but what about Christmas?

Cornell Climate Center uses half century of data to predict best cities for a White Christmas and a dry New Year’s Eve Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, crunched numbers from the past 50 years of weather observations – from 1963 through 2012 – to calculate the […]