Climate change: Detroit seeing increase in hotter than normal summer days

With climate change, a Detroit summer will eventually feel like a Missouri summer of today.
With climate change, a Detroit summer will eventually feel like a Missouri summer of today.

DETROIT – Scientists at at Climate Central counted the hot summer days in Detroit from 1970 to today.

This revealed a trend in the increase of hotter than normal, or above average, summer days in Detroit.

With climate change, a Detroit summer will eventually feel like a Missouri summer of today.

The following map from Climate Central shows average summer temperature change since 1970 across America.

Summer warming in America -- Climate Central (Climate Central)

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.