CLEVELAND, OHIO – Parma schools canceled classes today due to another forecast for 90 – degree heat, since the buildings do not have air conditioning.
“We want to be sure that our staff and students are safe in the buildings,” said Dan Rajkovich, supervisor of public relations for the school district.
Highs are expected to jump 15 to 20 degrees above normal. Humidity is high as well, which creates a heat index degree hotter in the mid – 90s.
Not only can the heat and humidity create dangerous conditions, but it can be extremely distracting for the students learning as well. What do you think? Should Northeast Ohio schools cancel on near – record hot days like today?
For comparison, today’s historic high-temperature record for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is 88 degrees set in 2007. Today, the forecast high is 91 degrees.
When does it really start to cool down? The latest date Cleveland has ever exceeded 90 degrees was on October 6 back in 1946.
Later this week, a big change in the weather is predicted to dive temperatures significantly starting Thursday, so it looks like this week will be the last of the hot weather.