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.

Connecticut State Climate Center
University of Connecticut
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
1376 Storrs Rd, Unit 4087
Storrs, CT 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-0135
Fax: 860-486-5408
Email: or

Disclaimer: This site presents collected climatic data for the State of Connecticut from various sources. As a center for public service, CSCC does not claim any copyright of the data and files nor assume any responsibilities for any consequences by using the provided information.