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Tag Results - TEMPERATURE TRENDS

Warm Summer Nights

Warm Summer Nights

Aug 7, 2019

Summer minimum temperatures are warming fast across the U.S. — leading to added health risks and higher energy costs.

More Extremely Hot Days (2019)

More Extremely Hot Days (2019)

Jul 10, 2019

Climate change is making local heat extremes all the more extreme, heightening health risks.

Warming Waters and Fish

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

Warming Waters and Fish

Jun 26, 2019

America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—harming fish and the fishing industry.

Fish in Hot Water: Streams, Lakes, and Oceans

Fish in Hot Water: Streams, Lakes, and Oceans

Jun 26, 2019

America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—harming fish and the nation’s $46 billion dollar recreational fishing industry.

2019 Mets Unite

2019 Mets Unite

Jun 19, 2019

It’s time to #ShowYourStripes as #MetsUnite to communicate climate change! On the Summer Solstice this Friday, join hundreds of meteorologists by sharing your city’s or state’s “warming stripes.”

2019 Summer Starter: More Hot Days

2019 Summer Starter: More Hot Days

Jun 12, 2019

Climate change means more hot summer days — leading to health risks and more persistent insects.

2019 Summer Starter: Temperature Trends

2019 Summer Starter: Temperature Trends

Jun 5, 2019

We kick off meteorological summer with the first of two releases on warming summers, which are affecting health, farming, water resources, recreation, and energy costs.

More Warm Spring Days

More Warm Spring Days

May 8, 2019

A warming climate means more spring days with above-normal temperatures, leading to impacts like more pollen and pests.

Earth Day: Fastest Warming Cities and States

Earth Day: Fastest Warming Cities and States

Apr 17, 2019

Our new report breaks down the nation’s fastest-warming areas since the first Earth Day — highlighting how climate change has already arrived.

American Warming

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

American Warming

Apr 17, 2019

Americans marked the first Earth Day 49 years ago this month — and since then, human emissions have made America hotter.

Planting Zones Moving North

Planting Zones Moving North

Apr 10, 2019

Planting zones are shifting north as the climate warms, affecting farmers and backyard gardeners alike.

Under Fire

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

Under Fire

Nov 7, 2018

Military sites across the United States have seen a striking warming trend — and that warming contributes to damaging extreme weather events, from storms to droughts.

Military Bases of Warming

Military Bases of Warming

Nov 7, 2018

Climate change is impacting the U.S. military, as warming bases here at home are putting additional stress on the Armed Forces.

Warming Fall Nights

Warming Fall Nights

Oct 17, 2018

Fall nights are warming in our changing climate, lengthening the season for allergies and insects, and affecting fall foliage.

Fall Temperature Trends

Fall Temperature Trends

Sep 5, 2018

Fall is trending warmer in the U.S., which can affect fall foliage and agriculture.

Heat Review — Halfway through 2018

Heat Review — Halfway through 2018

Jul 18, 2018

The first half of 2018 has been the 4th warmest on record globally, and despite a cold start to spring, the U.S. is having its 14th warmest year on record.

Warming Spring

Warming Spring

Mar 7, 2018

Spring is getting warmer across the U.S., with the Southwest warming the fastest.

Daytona 500

Daytona 500

Feb 14, 2018

Since the first Daytona 500 in 1959, the average high temperature in Daytona Beach during late February has risen 3.9°F.

Winter Olympics: PyeongChang 2018

Winter Olympics: PyeongChang 2018

Feb 7, 2018

The long term viability of some host cities for Olympic Winter Games is at risk. While this year’s games are getting off to a very cold start, warming winters will make some previous host cities unsuitable in the future.

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Jan 31, 2018

Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, the six-week period that follows Groundhog Day is trending warmer in most locations across the U.S.

2017 U.S. Temperature Review

2017 U.S. Temperature Review

Jan 9, 2018

2017 was the third-warmest year on record in the U.S. Only 2012 and 2016 were warmer, and the four warmest years on record have come in this decade.

Record Highs Reign

Record Highs Reign

Dec 6, 2017

Daily record highs are dramatically outpacing daily record lows in the U.S. in the last 20 years.

Warming Winter

Warming Winter

Nov 29, 2017

Winters are warming across the U.S., and in some locations, the warming is dramatic. The Northern Plains, Great Lakes, and the Northeast are warming the fastest, while warming is taking place at a slower rate in the western U.S.

First Frost: Frost-Free Season Getting Longer

First Frost: Frost-Free Season Getting Longer

Oct 11, 2017

In much of the U.S., the average date of the first freeze is coming later due to climate change, raising agricultural and public health concerns.

Warm Fall Days

Warm Fall Days

Oct 4, 2017

The number of fall days with temperatures above normal is increasing in much of the U.S.

Longer Summers

Longer Summers

Sep 20, 2017

The last summer-like day is happening later in the year for most U.S. cities.

Warm Nights

Warm Nights

Jul 19, 2017

Nights are getting warmer, on average, across the country, and these trends in nighttime temperatures are another symptom of a world warming from from climate change.

Tick Migration

Tick Migration

Jun 28, 2017

Lyme disease is spreading in the Northeast, with more deer ticks there in a warming world.

The Season of Extreme Heat

The Season of Extreme Heat

Jun 14, 2017

Thanks for partnering with us on The Season of Extreme Heat, our special Climate Matters project raising awareness about the impacts of increasing extreme heat with climate change.

Summer Temperatures

Summer Temperatures

May 17, 2017

The first day with summer-like temperatures is happening earlier for most of our Climate Matters markets.

Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017

Apr 20, 2017

This Earth Day, we step back to see what earth science has taught us about the planet, and for more than a century we have known that carbon dioxide is warming our world.

Date of Last Freeze

Date of Last Freeze

Apr 12, 2017

The average date of the last spring freeze is shifting earlier in the year, extending the pollen and growing season.

2016-17 Winter Review

2016-17 Winter Review

Mar 1, 2017

This was one of the 10 warmest winters on record for much of the country. Only the Northwest was much cooler than average.

Winter Sports & Fun

Winter Sports & Fun

Feb 1, 2017

As climate change warms up winter, it will be more difficult to participate in our winter sports and recreation activities, a trend which will negatively impact the economy in 75% of states.

The Problems With Winter Warming

The Problems With Winter Warming

Jan 25, 2017

These are the problems with winter warming.

2016: Hottest Year on Record

2016: Hottest Year on Record

Jan 18, 2017

Globally, 2016 was the hottest year on record. That makes three years in a row of record setting heat.

2016: 2nd Hottest Year in the U.S.

2016: 2nd Hottest Year in the U.S.

Jan 9, 2017

2016 was the second hottest year on record in the U.S. and 8 of the 10 hottest years on record have come since 1998.

Record Heat Animated Gifs

Record Heat Animated Gifs

Dec 22, 2016

Every state is slated to have a top 10 warmest year and even at the city level, unrelenting warmth has been the main story in 2016.

2016 Rankings

2016 Rankings

Dec 7, 2016

An analysis of individual U.S. stations shows more than half are having one of their 5 hottest years on record. Each of the lower 48 states is having one of its 10 hottest years on record.

A Lifetime of Global Warming

A Lifetime of Global Warming

Nov 2, 2016

The average global temperature has risen about 1.5°F since the birth of the next U.S. president.

Fading October Chill

Fading October Chill

Oct 5, 2016

The frequency of cool October nights is decreasing in most of the U.S.

Fall Foliage & Climate Change

Fall Foliage & Climate Change

Sep 28, 2016

Climate change is affecting the elements driving fall colors: temperature, precipitation, and through migration of species — sunlight.

Hottest Trending Cities

Hottest Trending Cities

Jul 19, 2016

We analyze what cities in the U.S. have warmed the most in the last 50 years, both nationally and regionally.

Summer Heat Toolkit

Summer Heat Toolkit

Jul 13, 2016

Extreme heat is the clearest indicator of global warming.

Steamier Summers (Dewpoint)

Steamier Summers (Dewpoint)

Jul 6, 2016

Summers are not just getting hotter, they’re getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature is rising due to climate change.

National Parks & Memorial Day

National Parks & Memorial Day

May 25, 2016

Each of the National Parks faces unique challenges from climate change, including altered water supplies, changing species migration patterns, and increased heat.

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

Apr 20, 2016

Coming off of the hottest year on record globally, international leaders are meeting this week in New York to sign the historic Paris Climate Agreement.

MLB Opening Day: Bringing the Heat

MLB Opening Day: Bringing the Heat

Mar 30, 2016

The swing in temperatures during the baseball season varies by city, as does the time of year when the season is the hottest.

Four Seasons of Warming

Four Seasons of Warming

Feb 17, 2016

All four seasons across the country are warming due to climate change.

Coldest Days of Winter

Coldest Days of Winter

Jan 27, 2016

Different parts of the country have their coldest days of winter at different times of the season.

Fewer Cold Nights

Fewer Cold Nights

Jan 13, 2016

The average number of very cold nights each year has declined across much of the country since 1970.

Warming November

Warming November

Nov 4, 2015

Novembers are warming on average across the country, at a rate of 0.51°F per decade since 1970 — 2.3°F during that time.

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Oct 20, 2015

Average temperatures have been climbing over the last 30 years.

Fall Harvest

Fall Harvest

Oct 14, 2015

Climate change is bound to alter the length of the growing season.

Year to Date Temperature Trends

Year to Date Temperature Trends

Oct 1, 2015

Places that started the year with temperatures much below normal have rebounded, now with year-to-date temperatures close to normal, or even above normal.

Fall Temp & Precip Trends

Fall Temp & Precip Trends

Sep 9, 2015

Nationwide, fall is warming at a rate of 0.43°F per decade – that’s 1.9°F since 1970.

2015 Summer Review

2015 Summer Review

Sep 2, 2015

Heat was the dominant player this season, especially in the West, with several cities having their hottest summer on record.

Warmer Summer Nights

Warmer Summer Nights

Jul 15, 2015

Summer nights are getting warmer across the country.

Summer Temp & Precip Trends

Summer Temp & Precip Trends

Jun 17, 2015

Summers are warming across the U.S.; most dramatically in the Southwest, less in the Upper Midwest.

What Does This Past Winter Mean For Summer?

What Does This Past Winter Mean For Summer?

May 13, 2015

When the winter is unusually warm or cold, the public often asks if that has any bearing on temperatures the following summer.

Spring is Coming Early

Spring is Coming Early

Mar 18, 2015

Although an earlier spring has some appeal, it can disrupt the symbiotic relationship between animals and plants, and make plants more susceptible to late-season frost.

Spring Trends: Temperature & Precipitation

Spring Trends: Temperature & Precipitation

Mar 11, 2015

Nationwide, spring has warmed an average of 1.9°F since 1970 with the greatest increase seen in southern Nevada.

2014: Hottest Year on Record

2014: Hottest Year on Record

Jan 14, 2015

2014 is the hottest year on record globally.

Urban Heat Islands

Urban Heat Islands

Aug 20, 2014

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