HOUSTON (CW39) Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke on how Texas cities, including Houston, are combating climate change and preparing for natural disasters such as the brutal winter storm that gripped the state just a few weeks ago.
Looking into the month of March as we head into spring now, we’re seeing temperatures trending warmer since the 1970’s.
We’re looking at temperature trends for the last 50 years going back to a 1970. Since then, there’s been a gradual warming in the spring months for a big part of the country.
Specific on average have seen warming springs for decades.
In our area of Houston, it’s been a little more than a 3 degree rise on average since 1970. There’s only one little pocket right here that’s seen a bit of a drop over the last 50 years for the month of spring.
So that’s an indication of what we already know – that climate change is happening and ongoing right now.CW39 Chief Meteorologist Adam Krueger
However this March is definitely starting on the cool side.