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California Extreme Heat

California is the leader in preparing for extreme heat risks, despite having the third greatest overall threat among the lower 48 states.

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For more information on how prepared California is for its growing extreme heat threat, read the detailed state report.

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Is California taking action?

  • The Safeguarding California adapation plan goes a long way to helping the state prepare for its growing heat risks
  • It is also one of only two states that has already taken numerous steps to actually implement adapation measures
  • The CalAdapt tool allows California residents to map exposure to various hazards, including rising temperatures and extreme heat

Did you know...

  • California summer high temperatures have warmed by about 2°F since the 1970s

  • The state currently averages 35 dangerous heat days a year; by 2050, California is projected to see almost 50 such days a year