A new report shows U.S. summers are heating up, with an average temperature increase of 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit per decade since 1970.
The above map shows average decade temperature increases of one degree Fahrenheit or more in the deepest red colors, including west Texas.
The light blue color in the upper midwest and the Oregon coast are areas that have shown a summer cooling trend over the past 40 years.
It is interesting to note, the hot spots on the summer temp trends map are mostly occurring over some of our countries hottest summer locations, such as the desert southwest and Texas.
The cooling spots of the upper midwest are actually warming states when you consider a complete annual temperature average.
It is important to mention, that seasonal temperature trends are not uncommon. This study is worth mentioning as our nation monitors a changing climate.
(This study is courtesy of Brian Kahn and has been published in the Digest of the National Weather Association)
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