The New York Times Says Heat Waves Are Getting Worse. The National Climate Assessment Disagrees.
As it happens, chapter six of 2017’s Fourth National Climate Assessmentreports that heat waves measured as high daily temperatures are becoming less common in the contiguous U.S., not more frequent.
Here, from the report, are the “observed changes in the coldest and warmest daily temperatures (°F) of the year for each National Climate Assessment region in the contiguous United States.” The “changes,” it explains, “are the difference between the average for present-day (1986–2016) and the average for the first half of the last century (1901–1960).”
What about the wet, cold extended spring (second in a row), the water temp for Boston.
Several degrees at least lower than seasonal average.