extreme heat

By Alexa and Alexis

Heat Waves

A heat wave is an extended period of extreme heat and often high humidity that makes the air fell sticky.
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Interesting Facts!!

1. The highest temperature ever recorded in the shade was 134 degrees fahrenheit.

2. The first use of the term "heat wave" was for a period of hot weather in New York in 1892.

3. On average, the heat wave kills more people than any other natural disaster. About 1,000 people die each year from the heat.

4. Body temperature can rise to 105 degrees when working outside in a heat wave. For the average person death usally occurs when your body temperature reaches 107.6 degress and above.

5.On a day that is 95 degrees , the inside of your car can reach 125 degrees in just 20 minutes.