Montana Extreme Heat

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

More than 25,000 people living in Montana are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

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.

Currently, Montana averages 5 days a year with temperatures exceeding dangerous or extremely dangerous levels. By 2050, the state is projected see nearly 15 such days a year.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Summers in most of the U.S. are already warmer than they were in the 1970s, and climate models tell us that summers are going to keep getting hotter as greenhouse gas emissions continue.

What's Happening with Extreme Heat?

Montana

Documenting Glaciers in the Dying Days of Ice

Glacier National Park is a 'poster child' for climate change... More

Wyoming

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More

Washington

Wildfires Are Ruining the National Park Service’s Birthday

Smoke from large wildfires is obscuring some of the stunning vistas that inspired the preservation of these places and the creation of the National Park Service in the first place... More

Georgia

What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

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

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