Fewer Cold Nights & Groundhog Day
A Climate Central analysis reveals that 89% (217) of 245 cities have fewer cold nights since 1970. In addition, projections from Climate Impact Lab reveal that every state in the contiguous U.S. will see fewer days with below-freezing temperatures by midcentury (2040-2059).
The decline in colder days and nights has consequences, including economic disruptions in winter recreation and the extension of disease-carrying tick and mosquito seasons.
It's that time of the year again for the notorious rodent, Punxsutawney Phil, to emerge from his burrow. Next Tuesday, February 2nd is Groundhog Day.