Check the climate forecast in your county
The average maximum temperature in L.A. is forecast to increase to between 77 and 83 degrees by the end of this century, up from 73 degrees in the 1980s. Summertime average maximums in Boulder, Colo., have already increased to 75 degrees, up from the low 70s in the 1960s. Residents of Vermont can look forward to temperature rises of as much as 10 degrees this century.
That’s according to a new U.S. Geological Survey tool that lets you focus in on climate trends and forecasts for counties throughout the U.S.
The online tool draws on data being produced through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s efforts to produce its fifth assessment report. “The maps and summaries at the county level condense a huge volume of data,” said Matthew Larsen of the USGS Climate and Land Use Program.
To find out what the weather is going to be like in your home county, visit this USGS website.
As an example, here is how the temperature is forecast to change in Miami, Fla. Note that 35 degrees Celsius is hot — the same as 95 Fahrenheit: