One of the authors of the White House report on cli­mate change said Tuesday Mass­a­chu­setts and the north­east are seeing far bigger increase in pre­cip­i­ta­tion than the rest of the country.

Extreme pre­cip­i­ta­tion events have been increasing here much faster than they have in other parts of the country,” said Dr. Matthias Ruth from North­eastern University.

He said regard­less of polit­ical views, the num­bers cannot be refuted. In Mass­a­chu­setts it is get­ting hotter in the summer, colder in the winter and wetter all year around and every storm brings bigger wor­ries about coastal erosion.

We see they have become much more erratic, much more fre­quent, much more severe,” said Ruth.

But it’s not just the pre­cip­i­ta­tion that Mass­a­chu­setts needs to worry about. Heat is becoming an equally bigger problem.

The number of 90-​​degree days could increase,” said WCVB Mete­o­rol­o­gist Harvey Leonard. “The chance of heat waves increase. The chance of longer heat waves increase. Basi­cally the idea is more extremes become possible.”

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