Temperatures in Southern California predicted to increase 4 - 5 Degrees by 2060

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers from UCLA predict that temperatures in the Los Angeles region will increase by an average 4 to 5 degrees by 2060. The downtown Los Angeles area is expected to triple the number of hot days. The valleys and high elevation areas are expected the quadruple the number of hot days.

The study is called “Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region.” The study was funded and supported by the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC) group. The LARC group is made up of leading municipal governments, agencies, universities, and other organizations.

The study predicted temperatures between 2041 through 2060. The study acknowledges that there will be warmer temperatures and cooler temperatures, but on average, there will be an average increase of 4 to 5 degrees during this period. The variations of temperatures are based on different cities in the Los Angeles Southern California region.

The coastal beach cities are predicted to increase 3 to 4 degrees on average, which include the cities of Long Beach, and Santa Monica. The researchers predict that temperatures for urban cities such as Los Angeles and the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys would increase by an average of 4 degrees. Mountain and desert areas are expected to increase by 4 to 5 degrees; this includes cities such as Palm Springs and Lancaster.

The scientists say that there would be slightly warmer winters, and a bit warmer springs. However, in the summers and the falls, they expect much warmer temperatures with heat waves occurring more often.

To make Southern California residents aware of the potential temperature increases, the LARC group is hosting a website at c-change.la. The research study has been made available at this website.

By: Julie Marcus
Science and Technology Writer

ref: http://c-change.la/temperature/



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