EVANSVILLE – June’s record-breaking heat in the Evansville area left many wishing summer was over almost as quickly as it began. July did not bring relief.
More of the same will happen next summer, according to a new report, with Vanderborough County likely to experience 26 days of dangerously hot weather in 2023, with the National Weather Service’s heat index of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It will feel like more than a degree. This includes 5 or more days of such heat.
The number of dangerously hot days could increase to 46 days by 2053, according to an analysis by the First Street Foundation.
Here’s how many days other Indiana counties around Evansville will experience dangerous heatwaves next year, according to First Street Foundation data analysis. Warrick, 25 years old. Gibson, 25 years old. Spencer, 25 years old.
According to First Street, Kentucky’s Henderson and Union counties are expected to have seven days when temperatures “feel” 107 degrees Celsius or higher next year. It could more than double to 19 days in 30 years.
The report predicts that over the next 30 years there will be more days with dangerously high temperatures. This can be especially true in parts of the central US, including tri-state areas.
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For that report, the First Street Foundation produced models to estimate heat risk at the regional level across the United States now and 30 years into the future, and produced highly accurate climate-adjusted heat models that provide insight at the property level. did.
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Next year, 50 counties with more than one million people will see temperatures above 125 degrees according to the National Weather Service’s heat index, according to First Street’s report. By 2053, people in more than 1,000 counties will experience that level of heat.
Indiana residents will pay an estimated $383 million in air conditioning costs next summer, according to the report.
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Power company Centrepoint temporarily suspended power outages as residents of southwestern Indiana struggled to stay cool during the June heatwave.
Extreme heat waves have become more frequent in recent decades, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A weather pattern called a heat dome contributes to these summer heatwaves when high-pressure atmospheric conditions trap hot air over large areas of the country for extended periods of time.
The Purdue Center for Climate Change Research reports that the number of days in Indiana with temperatures above 95 degrees Celsius is projected to increase in the coming decades, with extremes of 38 to 51 days in southern Indiana by 2050. It is predicted to be a hot day in Purdue reported that temperatures rose 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit, bringing in early spring.