The World is Getting Warmer: Weather will now use a new color!

The World is Getting Warmer: Weather will now use a new color!

After the Earth is getting warmer and warmer every year, a new color will be used in the weather. Here are the details!

The National Weather Service announced a new heat risk system to better communicate the severity of hot weather.

According to the Associated Press, the color-coded system added a new color purple, a fifth tier of heat severity beyond red, to communicate extreme heat as “rare and/or prolonged extreme heat.”

The new risk system also projects extreme weather conditions with a seven-day forecast, allowing the public to properly prepare for the heat.

The World is Getting Warmer

New Weather Colors Announced

  • Green: means there is no heat risk.
  • Yellow and Orange: Indicates risk for heat sensitive individuals.
  • Red: Indicates a high risk for the entire population.
  • Purple: Indicates very high risk for the entire population over an extended period of time.
  • “Heat can affect our health, but heat-related illness and death are preventable,” CDC Director Mandy Cohen said in a statement. We are releasing new heat and health tools and guidance to help people take simple steps to stay safe in the heat.”

The new version of the heat risk map has been deployed in the western United States but is expected to be available nationwide and globally very soon.

Gül Demirci

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