Most of the U.S. can expect to see higher than average temperatures this summer.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center recently released its summer outlook, CNBC reports. The report includes a map that shows how likely it is that each region will experience unusually warm temperatures.
The map is colored in white, orange, and red to depict temperature changes. White indicates that an area is unlikely to experience a difference in temperature, and the closer it gets to red, the more likely it is that the region will experience higher than average temperatures. Areas that are colored in white include parts of Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming.
A distinct pattern is portrayed on the map. There’s a white circle right in the middle, and then as you travel further out, the likelihood goes up to orange, and then turns red closer to the coasts.
Alaska’s Aleutian Islands are expected to be the most drastically affected this summer. NOAA climate scientist Jake Crouch told CNBC that the state has already seen a “record early breakup of ice along the Yukon River.”