Hurricanes can create ideal mosquito breeding conditions as warmer temperatures lengthen mosquito season.

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

As the planet continues to warm from the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the temperatures that we consider to be normal are also rising.

More than 620,000 people living in Florida are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Florida is home to 10 of the hottest cities in the U.S. Miami tops the list as the hottest.

Learn more about 100 years of warming in our National Parks.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Florida currently has an average of 25 dangerous heat days each year. By 2050, it is projected to see 130 such days each year, more than any other state.

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.

Even though average annual rainfall in Florida is 54 inches (greater than any other state but Louisiana), it is not evenly distributed and has some unusual characteristics that tend to produce periods of water shortages. For example, Florida is first, or tied for first, in the country for the proportion of summer versus winter rainfall, the difference in rainfall between the normally wettest and driest months, and the difference in rainfall between relatively wet and dry summers. 

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

More than 5.3 million people living in Florida or 28 percent of the state's population are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

More than 150 gallons of sewage has spilled in St. Petersburg due to heavy rain events.

In Florida, more than 1.5 million people are living in areas at elevated risk of inland flooding.

It’s not just April showers: more water can evaporate into a warmer atmosphere at all times of the year, and what goes up must eventually come down.

Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in Florida

Today, Florida has 3.5 million people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 1.1 million people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.

Striking Images of Future Sea Levels

 Specifically, 444,000 square miles of land that's home to more than 375 million people today will be swallowed up by the oceans. 

Sea level threats down to zip code

Type a coastal place name in Florida and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.

Florida currently has more 3,600 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this area is projected to increase to 5,300 square miles due to sea level rise.

What's Happening in Your Region?

Florida

Florida’s Record Warm 2015 an Outlier in U.S. East

The reasons for Florida’s out-of-sync warmth could be myriad and have likely varied with the seasons, experts said. Drought, incredibly warm ocean waters and natural climate cycles may all have contributed to the likely record... More

Florida

Rain, Storm Surge Combine to Put U.S. Coasts at Risk

Compound flooding, when heavy rains and storm surge combine, is an increasing risk for U.S. coasts... More

New York

As U.S. Coastal Cities Swell, Rising Seas Threaten Millions

A combination of rising populations and rising seas could see millions of Americans living in homes that flood regularly during the decades ahead... More

North Carolina

Sinking Atlantic Coastline Meets Rapidly Rising Seas

New research using GPS and prehistoric data has shown that nearly the entire coast is affected, from Massachusetts to Florida and parts of Maine... More

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