New climate data shows that Texas and surrounding states in the southernmost region of the U.S. will be significantly impacted by extreme heat in the coming years.
Change in days per year with maximum temperatures over 95 degrees Farenheit, from now until 2050
A severe heat wave baked Texas and other central-southern states in June. New data on extreme heat fueled by climate change shows that these states will be hit the hardest by 2050. Under a worst-case-scenario, metropolitan cities including San Antonio could experience upwards of 65 additional days annually with temperatures surpassing 95 degrees.
Explore our climate data report for more nationwide insights and steps for helping communities prepare and adapt to extreme weather.