Triple-digit heat expected to increase in Central California by 2050
Currently, Fresno County has about 26 days per year when temperatures are over 100 degrees. 30 years from now, we’re expected to have nearly 43 triple digits days, according to the First Street Foundation, which studies climate data. Experts say this can have a drastic effect on our water system. … ”The big, big change that we have seen is that temperatures have warmed, on the order of about three degrees Fahrenheit, that seems like a small number, but that warming has two main effects on our water resources,” said UC Merced Professor, PhD., John Abatzoglou. Abatzoglou explains the increase in temperatures means the atmosphere and agricultural systems need more water.
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