The graph shows the projected number of days annually with maximum temperatures above 100°Fahrenheit (F) in Las Cruces, NM. The black line shows historical observations. The orange line and shaded yellow area show the average and range of climate projections for the lower climate change scenario (RCP 4.5). The red line and pink shaded area show the average and range of climate projections for the higher climate change scenario (RCP 8.5). The city is projected to see a significant increase in the number of days a year over this threshold by the middle of the century, regardless of the climate scenario selected.
Climate projections downscaled and summarized by ATMOS Research & Consulting. Used with permission.