Montgomery County is expected to experience higher temperatures in the future as a result of climate change. The Montgomery County Climate Action Plan estimates that currently the County experiences 4 days above 95 F each year.
By 2100, the County could expect 28 days over 95 F each year if we stabilize GHG emissions and 60 days over 95 F in a business-as-usual GHG emissions scenario. The warmest neighborhoods are ones with lots of buildings and asphalt; including densely populated neighborhoods and industrial areas.
The Climate Action Plan is Montgomery County’s strategic plan to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035. The Climate Action Plan details the effects of a changing climate on Montgomery County and includes strategies to reduce GHG emissions and climate-related risks to the County’s residents, businesses, and the built and natural environment.
To learn more about The Climate Action Plan visit MontgomeryCountyMD.gov/green/climate/. or visit the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Extreme Heat.