Climate Central’s analysis shows how much hotter parks are projected to get later this century.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Arkansas currently averages about 30 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, the state is projected to see nearly 90 such days a year.

More than 100,000 people living in Arkansas are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

This interactive shows a state-by-state analysis of U.S. temperature trends since the first Earth Day.

Learn more about warming trends in the National Parks. 

Heat itself is one of the leading weather-related killers, and it’s also a significant contributing factor in creating ground-level ozone, which is a serious health hazard.

Although snowpack is more important for western states and drought, Arkansas is one of only a few states that is seeing an increase in snow for winter precipitation.

Drought will affect rice production in Arkansas. The state is the nation’s leading producer of rice providing approximately 46% of the nation’s supply, contributing approximately $6 million to the state’s economy annually. Drought has been a significant issue for Arkansas farmers and ranchers beginning in 2010. While drought had receded by November 2013, its effects will linger for years to come. In the aglturerigu sector, the state's beef cattle operations have been hardest hit, with a 2012 University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture study finding a $128 million impact.  

Learn more about Arkansas' drought threat and what the state is doing to prepare for the future increase in risk.

Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically. 

More than 1.3 million people living in Arkansas, about 45 percent of the state’s population, are at an elevated risk of wildfire

Arkansas has one of the highest inland flooding threats in the country with approximately 210,000 people at elevated vulnerability to flooding. 

According to the National Climate Assessment, the most extreme precipitation events (those in the 99th percentile of intensity) have increased in every region of the contiguous states since the 1950s.

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