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.

See more 100 year temperature trends for 59 National Parks.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises.

More than 150,000 people living in Washington are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Washington currently averages 5 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, it is projected to see 10 such days a year.

Cities tend to be warmer than the surrounding countryside, a phenomenon known as an urban heat island.

Washington faces the third largest overall drought threat among states. By 2050, the state is projected to see a more than 300 percent increase in severity of widespread summer drought.

Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically. 

Nearly 2.4 million people living in Washington, or 36 percent of the state's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

In Washington, there are more than 380,000 people living in areas at an elevated risk of inland flooding.

Heavy precipitation occurrences are on the rise all over the U.S. That’s consistent with the fact that the U.S., like the world, is warming under a thickening blanket of greenhouse gases.

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in Washington

Today, Washington has 35,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 19,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.

Sea level threats down to zip code

 Type a coastal place name in Washington and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.

Washington currently has almost 150 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this area is projected to double to 300 square miles due to sea level rise.

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