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Hot enough? Temperatures have been hot for how long now? Crazy weather going on here. Did you know?

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  • Salt Lake tied an all-time heat record of 107 on Sunday set back in 1960
  • A heat wave, or heatwave, is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries
  • Another heat wave gets under wave in Philadelphia, while trees are losing their leaves too soon
  • Portland, Salem and Eugene, Oregon, all experienced seven consecutive days of highs above 95 degrees
  • New York City is forecast to see highs of 94 degrees on Thursday, which would break a record of 93 set in 2006
  • Texas, which has not been able to escape the heat since June, will also continue to have temperatures above normal, with highs in the triple digits for the rest of the week
  • After devasting floods, Kentucky residents now face high heat and power outages
  • July 2022 was the second hottest on record, data from the National Weather Service shows

Homeschoolers/Educators/Parents: sketch/color an illustration. Theme: weather. Read the story called The Sky is Falling in Learning to Read: Fairy Tale Adventures. Describe what Chicken Little tells the other animals. What is the temperature where you live? Write what you do when it is really hot outside. List three weather facts.  (Skills: identification, comprehension, creativity, reasoning)

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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