Simulated Annual Longest Dry Spell, CLIMDEX RCP8.5
Simulated multi-model mean change in the annual maximum number of consecutive dry days (CDD) for the contiguous United States, for 2046–2065 with respect to the reference period of 1981–2000, using the CLIMDEX RCP8.5 scenario (top). Color only (category 1) indicates that less than 50% of the models show a statistically significant change (see Section 3). Multi-model mean climatology indicating the annual number of CDD for 1981–2000 (bottom left). Multi-model mean projection indicating the annual number of CDD for 2046–2065 (bottom right).