Infographic: Southeast Summer Heat
Climate Central's research using NOAA temperature data shows that summers are up to 2.3 degrees hotter across the southeastern United States now than in 1970. That is partly due to more days with extreme high temperatures.
It is not just the summer afternoons that are getting hotter. Climate Central's research also shows summer nights are hotter. Overnight temperatures across the state are about 2.5 degrees hotter than the 1970s.