Food, family, forecast: Countdown to Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Cornell University experts offer advice for a safe and stress-free holiday, including directions on how to safely cook your turkey, get along with (and perhaps even learn from) your family and what to expect weather-wise. — Proper planning and attention to detail are important for the preparation of a safe […]

Jose’s tropical force winds to hit NE, Long Island, Cape Cod

Hurricane Jose is headed up the Atlantic Coast, though New York City is not expected to take a direct hit. Art DeGaetano is the director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC), professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and an expert on climate data at Cornell University. DeGaetano was also one of the authors of […]

Like Sandy, arctic warming made Harvey a killer storm

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to wreak havoc on southeastern Texas, and made a second landfall in Louisiana early Wednesday morning.  Charles H. Greene is a professor of Earth and Atmospheric sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, a fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and a leading expert […]

Economic indicators can’t capture Hurricane Harvey damage

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Aug. 28, 2017   Economic indicators can’t capture Hurricane Harvey damage Cornell University economist Steven C. Kyle, an expert in macroeconomics and government policy, says economic indicators are ill-equipped to calculate the economic damage caused by natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey – which is expected to drift back into […]

Weather and food: Cornell experts dish out tips for July 4th

Millions of Americans will hit the road for the beach, mountains or a simple backyard barbecue or picnic this holiday weekend. Samantha Borisoff, a climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, says hot temperatures with a possibly of thunderstorms are in the forecast. Bio: http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/research.cfm?netid=sgh58 Borisoff says: “Will it rain on your […]

Willing weather brings beautiful blueberries, superb strawberries this year

Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor at Cornell University, explains how recent weather conditions have made this year promising for fruit growers. Bio: https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/people/marvin-pritts Pritts says: “We are experiencing a good strawberry crop and anticipate an outstanding blueberry crop. Blueberry fruits have a waxy skin that sheds water so they are much less susceptible to fruit […]

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 […]

Hurricane Matthew continues westward shift, strikes US East Coast

Keith Tidball, an expert in emergency response at Cornell University, is available to comment on Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall at the southwestern tip of Haiti this morning and is likely to continue its westward shift towards North Carolina, New England and Eastern Massachusetts. Bio: https://dnr.cals.cornell.edu/people/keith-tidball Tidball says: “A westward shift in computer forecast models […]

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: […]