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Delaware's climate outlook

Jan. 9, 2014--To get a sense of Delaware’s weather 75 years from now, check the conditions in Georgia today.  “Delaware will feel like a state much further south does,” said Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, at a lecture on the University of Delaware campus this week.

Hayhoe outlined the warming temperatures and precipitation trends that can be expected over the next century in her presentation, “Delaware’s Future Climate: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts.”

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) hosted the event.

Delawareans can plan for higher temperatures, longer growing seasons and fewer cold nights. Annual precipitation is projected to increase in North America, especially in winter, with heavy precipitation becoming more frequent in the First State.

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