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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Guest Column: America: the hope of a better life

July Fourth marks the beginning of the Big Bake for most Mississippians. Get ready for two months of humid heat.

Most people think the further south you go, the hotter it gets, but that’s not necessarily the case. As you move toward the equator, the summer days get shorter, offsetting the more direct sun rays.

In fact, Mississippi during the heart of summer is one of the hottest places on earth when you factor in humidity. South America and Africa sit on top of high plateaus, but no such luck in Mississippi which is barely above sea level. Thank the Lord for airconditioning!

People think of Mississippi as hot, but it’s only so in the summer. The average temperature year round in Mississippi is a pleasant 65 degrees fahrenheit.

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