Warming is the new ‘normal’ for Detroit

Data shows Detroit, US temperatures rising over last few decades

Climate: Warming is the new 'normal' for Detroit

Detroit is warming up.

Data shows that Detroit’s temperature normals have increased over the last century.

“Normals” are the average temperatures recorded over a 30-year period for a region. A new set of normals are computed every 10 years.

The latest set of normals was released this week, and those numbers show that most of the United States has been warming up in recent years. This is especially true of the city of Detroit, where temperatures have been rising significantly over the last 50-60 years.

Watch the video above for the full report.

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About the Author:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.