Under a worst-case scenario, Americans could experience an average of 35 additional days each year with temperatures above 95°F by midcentury compared to the historical average.
Change in days over 95°F in 2050 compared to historical average
The Southeast U.S., Texas, and California’s Central Valley are among the locations that could see the largest absolute increase in days over 95°F, compared to historical records. Days with temperatures above 95°F are significant because these extreme heat events are particularly dangerous for lives and livelihoods, impacting both health and reliable access to power.
Read our climate data report to find to find out how we leverage new climate data to reveal a warmer, wetter future for the U.S. and what to do about it.