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Global climate change

Climate of U.S. cities may shift hundreds of miles by the end of the century

By Brett Anderson, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
2/13/2019, 12:58:22 PM

Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have developed a new interactive web application that matches the expected future climate of 540 North American cities with the current climate of another location.

If greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated (business as usual) throughout the 21st century, the climate of North American urban areas will become on average, most like the contemporary climate of locations about 500 miles away and mainly to the south, according to the University of Maryland report.

For instance, many cities in the Northeast U.S. will tend to feel more like humid, subtropical climates that are currently found in the lower Midwest and Southeast, which are warmer and wetter in all seasons.


Using the University of Marylan. Interactive web application, this is an example of what certain cities' climates may be more like at the end of the century (based on continued high emissions scenario)..........

Boston, MA= near Baltimore, MD

Philadelphia= Memphis, TN

Montreal/Detroit, MI= Philadelphia suburbs

Minneapolis, MN/Chicago, IL= Kansas City suburbs

Wilmington, NC= near Houston, TX

Atlanta, GA= Mobile, AL

St. Louis, MO= Dallas, TX

Anchorage, AK= not too far north of Vancouver, BC

Fairbanks, AK= Winnipeg, Manitoba

Orlando, FL= near Tampico, Mexico

Dallas, TX= near New Orleans, LA

Denver, CO= Texas Panhandle

Salt Lake City, UT= Red Bluff, CA

Los Angeles= Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Seattle, WA= not too far south of Portland, OR

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