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How warming winters are affecting different parts of the US

National Public Radio published a story earlier this week collecting information on how the trend towards warmer winters is causing impacts in different parts of the US. Here in the Southeast, we are seeing impacts on fruit like blueberries and peaches and on disease vectors like mosquitoes. You might be interested in reading about some of the impacts in other parts of the US as well. You can read more here.

The temperature changes shown below represent changes in average winter temperatures from 1896 to 2018. The Southeast actually cooled for several decades last century but has been warming more recently, including during winter.