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Climate change means more mosquito days, increasing Zika risk.

Shifting Summer Cities

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.

More than 45,000 people living in Nebraska 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, Nebraska averages 15 days a year with temperatures reaching extreme and dangerous levels. By 2050, the state is projected to see 40 such days a year.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Nebraska is projected to see an approximate increase of 70 percent in threat from widespread summer drought by 2050.

74 percent of meterological stations in Nebraska are getting more winter precipitation as rain than snow.

In Nebraska, nearly 90,000 people are living in areas at elevated risk of inland flooding.

Nebraska saw particularly dramatic shifts in winter precipitation, with 74% percent of stations experiencing a lower percentage of winter precipitation falling as snow.

It’s not just April showers: more water can evaporate into a warmer atmosphere at all times of the year, and what goes up must eventually come down. 

What's Happening in Your Region?

The Hottest Cities in U.S. vs. the Fastest Warming

Searing heat is the signature of climate change, and the scorching summer temperatures blanketing much of the nation this summer are exactly what we should expect in an ever warming world... More


Warming Could Bring More Downpours Like OKC’s

Heavy downpours are something Oklahoma, along with the rest of the nation, could expect more of as the world warms and the atmosphere sucks up more moisture... More


Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More


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

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