Arkansas Extreme Heat

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.

What's Happening with Extreme Heat?

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