Effects of Climate Change on Weather

Lightning storm © Pete Sutton
© Pete Sutton

Temperatures are rising. Precipitation is changing. Our strongest storms have become more intense and more frequent. And with rising sea levels, we’ll see more flooding.

Higher Temperatures & Shorter Winters

Temperatures are rising, making our winters shorter, our growing season longer, and dangerous heat waves more likely. Learn More >

Changing Precipitation & Less Snow Cover

Our strongest storms have become more intense and more frequent, and summer droughts may become more common. Less snow is falling on New England, which means the portion of our water stored in winter snowpack is decreasing. Learn More >

Warmer Oceans & Rising Sea Levels

Sea levels are rising as the oceans warm, ice melts and water expands. Sea levels have already risen about a foot and could rise several more feet by the end of the century. Learn More >