New York Extreme Heat

An increase in stagnant summer air is expected to continue across the U.S.

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.

Nearly 570,000 people living in New York are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Currently, New York averages fewer than 5 dangerous heat days each year. By 2050, New York is projected to see 10 such days each year.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

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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