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Land and Ocean Temperature Map

Notice how this weather map displays the temperature over the oceans as well as the land. Study it to answer the questions below.

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1. The temperature over the ocean near the coast of Washington, Oregon, and Vancover Island is about _______________degrees F.

2. At about the same latitude, the water temperature near Maine and Nova Scotia is about _________F.

3. Ocean currents affect air temperature. The Gulf Stream is a current of warm water that flows out of the Gulf of Mexico and up along the eastern U.S. coastline.
a. Draw arrows from the Gulf of Mexico around Florida and up the east coast.
Circle the area off the coast of North Carolina where you see the warm waters (red) mix with the colder water (yellow) and move out to sea.

4. What do you wonder about this map? Use the space below to write your questions.

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