Assessing the U.S. Climate in July 2020

NOAA’s monthly climate summaries aim to support informed decision-making. The July 2020 assessment shows warming trends continue across the United States.

Decades of Warming

Though hindsight isn’t quite 2020 yet, climate change has left plenty to remember over the past 10 years. This release covers warming temperatures by the decade, with clear trends at the local, national, and global scales.

New climate predictions assess global temperatures in coming five years

The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will exceed 1.5°C in at least one year, according to new climate predictions issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Warming Summer Nights

Summer nights are warming across the U.S., leading to increased energy demand and health risks.

Winter is coming…but it will likely lose its chill

Climate Central reports that winters are not as cold as they used to be in most of the United States, causing impacts on winter tourism and farming.