South Carolina Extreme Heat

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

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

More than 160,000 people living in South Carolina 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.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Currently, South Carolina averages 25 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, South Carolina is projected to see nearly 90 such days annually.

By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in South Carolina is projected to quadruple from 15 to nearly 60 days a year.

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