An increase in stagnant summer air is expected to continue across the U.S.
More than 140,000 people living Massachusetts are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.
Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises
Currently, Massachusetts rarely experiences days when heat exceeds dangerous levels. However, by 2050, it is projected to see more than 10 danger days a year.
Massachusetts is among the top 10 fastest warming states in the country, based on annual average temperatures since 1970.
Boston just had its driest summer on record with precipitation more than 6.5 inches below average. It also had its hottest August on record, which has helped bake in the dryness... More
“In general over New York and New England, the season is now beginning about seven days earlier than it did 40-50 years ago and ending 10 days earlier."... More
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
Tinder-dry conditions that have resulted from months with little to no rain and toasty fall temperatures have allowed the fires to reach unusual heights. More