Florida Extreme Heat

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.

What's Happening with Extreme Heat?

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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