WEATHER 2050 -- America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation.
Our world is getting warmer. This we know.
Just look at Alaska, which experienced all-time record heat in July, topping out at 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Dozens of other cities are in the throes of a heat wave this week, which forecasters have warned will be “prolonged, dangerous, and potentially deadly.”
But how much will temperatures in US cities change by 2050? By then, scientists say average global warming since preindustrial levels could be about twice what it is in 2018 — and much more obvious and disruptive. It’s a world you’ll (probably) be living in. And it’s the one we’re definitely handing off to the next generation.
Our analysis, first published in October 2018, shows that in almost every case, the places we live are going to be strikingly warmer in a few decades.Every season in every city and town in America will shift, subtly or drastically, as average temperatures creep up, along with highs and lows. Some of those changes — like summers in the Southwest warming by 4°F on average — will mean stretches of days where it’s so hot, it’ll be dangerous to go outside. Heat waves around the country could last up to a month.
The article contains several graphics of the projected differences between now and 2050. It senses your location via your ISP and shows you information for (or near) your location. You can manually check other locations as desired.
You have to visit the article to see the projections, which are for summer highs, winter lows, and yearly rainfall.