Soccer season has begun, however evidently, mom nature hasn’t gotten the memo. Excessive warmth and harmful climate occasions have been battering virtually each area of the USA this summer season, and it’s continued into the third week of August. This week alone, there have been hurricanes in California in addition to Texas, plus wildfire smoke within the Pacific Northwest and harmful warmth index circumstances in lots of places.
The south has been hit notably laborious, particularly by the extreme warmth. In Texas, a number of excessive faculties are delaying their kickoffs till later within the night to keep away from the warmth, per Michael Shapiro on the Houston Chronicle.
“Houston ISD Athletics introduced Monday a slate of up to date recreation occasions for the primary week of the highschool soccer season, which is able to start with video games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. Most video games have been moved to eight p.m. or later, which ought to mitigate the influence of probably triple-digit temperatures within the space. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Athletics additionally introduced later begin occasions, with varsity video games moved to 7:30 p.m.”
The most recent forecast for Houston this weekend tasks highs of 106, 103 and 105 levels on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, respectively.
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