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New Hampshire Extreme Heat

New Hampshire faces the lowest overall extreme heat threat among the lower 48 states. Despite such a low threat level, the state has already taken strong action to prepare for its current risks, primarily through sector-specific programs. New Hampshire has also begun to take a few steps to prepare for future risks through Climate Change and Human Health in NH: An Impact Assessment.

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

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Is New Hampshire Taking Action?

  • New Hampshire does not cover extreme heat in its Hazard Mitigation Plan, but the NH Alert and ReadyNH programs provide emergency communications to residents in advance of and during extreme heat events
  • The state's Climate Change and Human Health in NH: An Impact Assessment report discusses the potential increase in the frequency of extreme heat events and health-specific risks from that increase
  • The state does not have a comprehensive climate change adaptation plan that covers all sectors examined and has not taken steps to implement resilience strategies

Did you know...

  • Currently, New Hampshire rarely experiences days when heat exceeds dangerous levels. By 2050, it is projected to see only an average of 5 danger days a year
  • By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in New Hampshire is projected to quadruple from 10 to more than 40 days a year