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Record high temperatures in Fla.

Addison Gload
Adam Liebling wipes the sweat of his brow.

High temperatures batter the east coast once again being 105 degrees for over 103 hours this year. This past July was the second hottest month ever recorded in history, causing natural disasters all over the country and distress to our athletes. 

Hurricane Idalia made landfall as a category three hurricane on Keaton Beach, Fla., Aug. 30.

“Heat waves, forest fires, droughts, and even flooding around the globe may cause people to panic and say that it is all climate change,” Natalie DelloBuono, AICE Environmental Management and Marine Science teacher, said. 

DelloBuono explained the reason these past few weeks have been so hot is due to an El Nino year. El Nino happens once every 5 to 7 years. 

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“El Nino is a natural climate phenomenon marked by warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator,”, said. 

Athletes have been feeling the effects of the heat, causing them to feel dehydrated and sluggish. Emma Haake, senior varsity cross country runner, practices and has meets in the heat. 

“The heat deflects my performance at practice and at races,” Emma Haake, senior cross country runner, said. “[It also] makes it difficult to breathe while I am running.”

Hayden Siegel, junior, has been observing cases of heat related illness at football due to  players wearing pads and extra clothes.

“The heat is extreme sometimes. If you don’t drink enough water then your athletic performance could change and it can lead to dizziness and lightheadedness,” Siegel said.

Cross country runners experience an elevated risk of medical conditions like heat exhaustion, heat stroke and cardiac arrest.

“I can get overheated, which can cause me to throw up. It also causes me to become dehydrated,” Haake said. 

As temperatures continue to rise, people are looking for ways to stay safe in the hot sun.

“Stay indoors during the hottest parts of the day, limit outdoor activities, and stay hydrated,” DelloBuono said. “Wear sunscreen, sun shirts, and hats.”  

Temperatures aren’t expected to go down until Nov., so continue to follow safety measures.

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Klayton Ilhardt, Staffer
Klayton Ilhardt, sophomore, is entering his second year on staff as the Sports Editor on War Cry.  In his free time, Ilhardt enjoys going fishing and hanging out wih his friends. Ilhardt plays baseball for Jupiter High and a on a private travel team. He has three dogs (he believes Ryder is the best one, not River) and three chickens. Ilhardt, though a sophomore, hopes to eventually attend his dream college, Western Carolina University in North Carolina. Ilhardt is excited to bring new ideas to the Sports section. 
Addison Gload, Media Manager and School News Editor
Addison Gload, junior, is the Media Manager and School News Editor for the Jupiter War Cry, having joined her sophomore year. Gload is always looking for new information to share with her peers; she enjoys being able to make school news known and sharing the ins and outs of what is happening. As a Fla. native, Gload takes part in clubs and leadership positions such as, Historian of Student Government Association and Parliamentarian of the Class of 2025 and now as a manager and editor in War Cry. “I like the class dynamic. [The staff] is really nice and sweet and helpful,” Gload said. “I also like being able to write and being on the website and being proud of what I put out and have other people be able to read it and learn from it.” Gload enjoys pursuing her passion for photography and being able to catalog wonderful memories through pictures. “I kind of started more in ninth grade when I took Media Studies, and they taught us how to photograph and then I’ve just been doing it on my own a little but I found that it's really fun to take really pretty pictures and seeing it again in the end,” Gload said.

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