America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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New Jersey Extreme Heat

New Jersey's heat wave days are projected to more than quadruple by 2050, and by then the state could face an average of 45 high risk days each year.  Although the state has taken some steps to evaluate its vulnerability to future extreme heat, it has not put any plans in place to address the growing risk.



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


Is New Jersey taking action?

  • Like many states, New Jersey has assessed some of its climate change-related vulnerability to growing extreme heat risks, but it does not yet have adaptation plans in place to address the risks
  • The state's Hazard Mitigation Plan and communication materials are helping New Jersey handle today's extreme heat risks

Did you know...

  • New Jersey is the sixth-fastest warming state in the country, based on average annual temperatures since 1970
  • The state currently sees an average of about 5 dangerous heat days each year; by 2050, it is projected to see 30 such days a year