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Minnesota Extreme Heat

Minnesota is projected to see more than a five-fold increase in its number of heat wave days by 2050. The state has taken some steps to address its current and future extreme heat risks, but it could do much more to increase its overall level of preparedness.

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

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Is Minnesota taking action?

  • The state has a Climate and Health Program that focuses on understanding and tracking impacts from extreme heat as well as creating Climate Trainings for professionals to better prepare for future heat events
  • Minnesota’s Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan, emergency operations plan, and emergency communications materials are helping the state to prepare for its current extreme heat risks
  • Minnesota has not yet developed a comprehensive climate change adaptation plan and it has not created policies that require climate change projections be incorporated into state-level activities

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  • Today, Minnesota rarely experiences days when heat exceeds dangerous levels; by 2050, the state is projected to see an average of more than 15 danger days a year