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This document provides recommendations for the country to address the threats climate change poses to wildlife and natural resources.
According to the third National Climate Assessment, the Midwest region is particularly susceptible to extreme heat, heavy downpours, and flooding that will be exacerbated by climate change and increase stress on plants, crops, and ecosystems.
While they have very differing climates, both Alaska and Hawai‘i have been affected by our changing climate.
Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation.
Climate plays an important role in agriculture, commerce, industry, transportation, and our everyday lives.
The amount of snowfall received during the winter often has an impact on the amount of soil moisture available at the start of a new growing season.
NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) produces the Regional Snowfall Index (RSI) for significant snowstorms that impact the eastern two-thirds of the United States.