The information in the maps and charts demonstrate that all counties in the state are expected to experience more extreme heat and precipitation events. 

Toggle between the current and 2050s data projections to see that counties in the south and the southeast are expected to experience the greatest increase in the number of extreme heat events, as indicated by the dark red colors. All counties are expected to experience more days above 90°F and nights above 68°F than they are experiencing now. Note that counties in the central and northern parts of the state are likely to experience significant temperature increases, as well.

Toggle between the current and 2050s data projections to see a visual representation of the frequency of extreme precipitation events for each county. All counties are expected to experience more precipitation events at or above 2 inches. Counties in the southeast part of Indiana will likely see the greatest number of extreme precipitation events, as indicated by a county displaying more rain drops. 

Turn on the land use layer, which cannot be viewed at the same time as the extreme heat layers, to see the distribution of developed land across the state. Dark green counties have a higher number of developed acres in the floodplain compared to the rest of the state. Not surprisingly, the areas with the largest amount of developed land in the floodplain are in the state’s largest cities. With the land use layer turned on, toggle between the precipitation layers to consider how land use could be impacted by increasing amounts of precipitation.

Select your Indiana city, town, or county

Select your Indiana county or incorporated city or town to access climate risk information specific to your community.

Begin typing out the name of the county, city, or town then select the name from the list generated.

Readiness Assessment and Scores

The Hoosier Resilience Index provides a Readiness Assessment to help local governments evaluate their community's preparedness for climate risks, and identify and prioritize next step actions to increase community readiness. Upon completion of the assessment, the Environmental Resilience Institute will provide three readiness scores: Extreme Heat, Extreme Precipitation, and Floodplain Land Use.