The Connecticut State Climate Center
(CSCC) disseminates high quality climate
data, information and expertise to
UConn, Connecticut agencies and law
enforcement officials for research and
decision-making purposes. Climate
records, obtained from 22 stations
throughout the State, include
temperatures, degree-days and
precipitation amounts. The current
statistics are from 1981 to 2010.

CSCC works cooperatively with the
Northeast Regional Climate Center, which serves 12 northeastern states. The Center is designated as an official State Climate Office by the National Climatic Data Center and the American Association of State Climatologists.

The Difference between Climate and Weather

Climate is the average, long-term pattern of meteorological conditions for a particular region. Weather is the short-term condition of the atmosphere at a given time and place. Climate is what normally happens (e.g., a cold Connecticut winter); weather is what you actually experience (a snowy Storrs, Connecticut day).

See NASA for a fuller discussion.