Texas Extreme Heat

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

Urban Heat Islands

Cities are almost always hotter than the surrounding rural area but global warming takes that heat and makes it worse.

Texas is home to 9 of the hottest cities in the U.S., with McAllen in the 2nd slot.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Texas currently averages more than 60 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, the state is projected to see 115 such days a year, second only to Florida.

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.

Nearly 840,000 people living in Texas are especially vulnerable to extreme heat. 

What's Happening with Extreme Heat?

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