Study the map and fill in the blanks.
1. The warmest places on this map are the __________________________.
2. The coldest places are found __________________________________________.
(This is called the "mid-continent effect." Temperatures in the middle of the continent are cooler - look at their distance from the oceans.)
3. Find Maine and New Brunswick (roll your mouse over map to find). Their latitude is ______________ (higher or lower) than Minnesota. Their temperature is ______________ (warmer or colder) than Minnesota.
4. Look at northern Mexico. Temperatures range from ______ to _______. It is coldest in what part? __________________.
This temperature map is for 12/08/10. Pretend you are a meteorologist: can you summarize the weather?