This Is How Hot It's Going to Get Where You Live

It may be chilly out now, but summers around the U.S. are heating up. Heat waves are occurring more often and lasting longer in major cities, according to the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

Heat waves can cause illness and death, especially among older people and children. They can damage crops and kill livestock, and often cause power outages.

It's going to get hotter. How hot? According to Climate Central, an independent climate change research organization, by the end of the century, if our current emissions trends continue, many places will see average summer high temperatures that are 10 F hotter than we're used to.

Florida or Arizona may sound nice in the winter, but summers can be sweltering. Imagine those places another 10 degrees hotter in July.

Climate Central projected average summer high temperatures for the end of this century for 1,001 cities, and then compared them to cities that are experiencing those temperatures today. By the year 2100, most of the cities they analyzed will experience the blazing summers that residents of Texas and Florida have now. Tucson, Ariz., which currently has average summer highs of almost 100 F, will heat up like Abu Dhabi: 109 F.

The Climate Central analysis accounts for daytime summer heat -- the hottest temperatures of the day, on average between June-August -- and doesn't incorporate humidity or dewpoint, both of which contribute to how unpleasant summer heat can feel. The projected warming also assumes greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase through 2080, just as they have been for the past several decades. We rounded temperatures to the nearest whole number.

Based on their study, here's how hot it's going to get where you live by the year 2100:

San Francisco
San Francisco

San Francisco

  • Current average summer high: 69 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif: 76 F

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Seattle
Seattle

Seattle

  • Current average summer high: 73 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Placentia, Calif.: 84 F

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Portland, Ore.
Portland, Ore.

Portland, Ore.

  • Current average summer high: 75 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Diamond Bar, Calif: 88 F

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Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine

  • Current average summer high: 76 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Newport News, Va.: 86 F

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Green Bay, Wis.
Green Bay, Wis.

Green Bay, Wis.

  • Current average summer high: 78 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Miami: 89 F

Above, the Green Bay Packers' DeAngelo Yancey signs autographs for young fans after football practice in 2017.

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San Diego
San Diego

San Diego

  • Current average summer high: 78 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Lexington, Ky.: 85 F

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Montpelier, Vt.
Montpelier, Vt.

Montpelier, Vt.

  • Current average summer high: 78 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Miami: 89 F

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Boston
Boston

Boston

  • Current average summer high: 79 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Miami Beach, Fla. 89 F

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Helena, Mont.
Helena, Mont.

Helena, Mont.

  • Current average summer high: 80 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Riverside, Calif: 92 F

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Cleveland
Cleveland

Cleveland

  • Current average summer high: 80 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Fort Meyers, Fla.: 92 F

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Fargo, N.D.
Fargo, N.D.

Fargo, N.D.

  • Current average summer high: 80 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Tyler, Texas: 93 F

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Concord, N.H.
Concord, N.H.

Concord, N.H.

  • Current average summer high: 80 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Sunrise, Fla.: 90 F

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Cheyenne, Wyo.
Cheyenne, Wyo.

Cheyenne, Wyo.

  • Current average summer high: 80 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Pearland, Texas: 91 F

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Colorado Springs, Colo.
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Current average summer high: 81 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in: Beaumont, Texas: 92 F

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St. Paul, Minn.
St. Paul, Minn.

St. Paul, Minn.

  • Current average summer high: 81 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Mesquite, Texas: 93 F

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Detroit
Detroit

Detroit

  • Current average summer high: 82 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Cedar Hill, Texas: 93 F

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New York
New York

New York

  • Current average summer high: 82 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Lehigh Acres, Fla. 92 F

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Sioux Falls, S.D.
Sioux Falls, S.D.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

  • Current average summer high: 82 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Bryan, Texas: 94 F

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Harrisburg, Penn.
Harrisburg, Penn.

Harrisburg, Penn.

  • Current average summer high: 83 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in San Antonio, Texas: 94 F

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Asheville, N.C.
Asheville, N.C.

Asheville, N.C.

  • Current average summer high: 83 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Cedar Hill, Texas: 93 F

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Omaha, Neb.
Omaha, Neb.

Omaha, Neb.

  • Current average summer high: 84 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Harlingen, Texas: 95 F

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Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

  • Current average summer high: 87 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Pharr, Texas: 97 F

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St. Louis
St. Louis

St. Louis

  • Current average summer high: 87 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Pharr, Texas: 97 F

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Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

  • Current average summer high: 88 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Catalina Foothills, Ariz.: 100 F

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Memphis, Tenn.
Memphis, Tenn.

Memphis, Tenn.

  • Current average summer high: 90 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Laredo, Texas: 100 F

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Savannah, Ga.
Savannah, Ga.

Savannah, Ga.

  • Current average summer high: 90 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Pharr, Texas: 97 F

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Orlando, Fla.
Orlando, Fla.

Orlando, Fla.

  • Current average summer high: 91 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Mission, Texas: 97 F

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Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City

  • Current average summer high: 91 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Laredo, Texas: 100 F

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Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento, Calif.

Sacramento, Calif.

  • Current average summer high: 92 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Tucson, Ariz: 100 F

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Dallas
Dallas

Dallas

  • Current average summer high: 94 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Gilbert, Ariz.: 104 F

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El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas

El Paso, Texas

  • Current average summer high: 94 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Chandler, Ariz.: 104 F

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Las Vegas
Las Vegas

Las Vegas

  • Current average summer high: 101 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 111 F

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Phoenix
Phoenix

Phoenix

  • Current average summer high: 104 F
  • Summers here at the end of the century will be like summers now in Kuwait City: 114 F

To look up more cities, visit Climate Central's interactive map, and learn more about their methodology here.

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