Oregon Extreme Heat

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.

Currently, Oregon as a whole rarely experiences dangerous heat days. By 2050, the state is projected to see nearly 10 such days a year.

More than 100,000 people living in Oregon are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

The strong El Niño is not solely responsible for the warming planet. Global temperatures have been trending upward since 1950, regardless of whether or not the Pacific Ocean was in an El Niño, La Niña, or neutral phase.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

What's Happening with Extreme Heat?

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