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  1. North Central Region Sky Kapeller - Rafael Davila Period 7 Ms. Haselton

  2. North Central Region

  3. Regional Climate Temperature fluctuates based on season

  4. States

  5. North Dakota

  6. North Dakota Capital: Bismarck Major Cites: Fargo and Bismarck Population: 643,000 First to complete the Interstate highway system Only state to never have an earthquake

  7. State Climate • Typical continental climate • Unpredictable weather • rainfall is sparse to moderate • periods of drought average annual temperature ranges from 7 degrees F in January, to 69 degrees F in July.

  8. Economy • Fertile soil allows for agricultural economy to be much larger then other states. • Wheat/ cattle/ calves/ soybeans etc. • Valuable petroleum mines • Ranked high in farm machinery manufacturing. • Cattle is state's most important product in livestock category.

  9. Fargo

  10. South Dakota

  11. South Dakota Capital: Pierre (14,000) Major Cities: Sioux Falls, Rapid City Population: 765,000 Largest Native American populations Mt. Rushmore was called Mountain of Rock

  12. State Climate • hot summers and extremely cold winters. • average rainfall annually is 24.7 inches. • average of 41 inches of snow fall in Sioux Falls. • Normal temperature around January is 12 degrees F and 74 degrees around July. • Record high at 120*F at Gannvalley on July 5, 1936

  13. Economy • Livestock and livestock products are most important agricultural products in state. • #7 leading beef cattle, hogs, lambs, sheep, and wool producing state. • Leading manufacturer of computers and computer components • Granite, clays, limestone, crushed stone, sand and gravel and petroleum.

  14. Sioux Falls

  15. Nebraska

  16. Nebraska Capital: Lincoln Major Cities: Lincoln and Omaha Population: 1,740,000 9-1-1 emergency phone system first developed Omaha is home to the largest coffee pot

  17. State Climate • Average rainfall annually is 30 inches • Annual snowfall is 21 inches. • Two climate zones • Tornado Alley • Thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer months • Continental weather

  18. Tornado disasters

  19. Economy • Agriculture is the backbone of Nebraska's economy. • Ranked #3 among the states in total livestock receipts. • Western coal and oil deposits • Corn is most important crop along with others like soybeans, hay, etc.

  20. Omaha

  21. Nebraska

  22. Nebraska Capital: Lincoln Major Cities: Lincoln and Omaha Population: 1,740,000 9-1-1 emergency phone system first developed Omaha is home to the largest coffee pot

  23. State Climate • Average rainfall annually is 30 inches • Annual snowfall is 21 inches. • Two climate zones • Tornado Alley • Thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer months • Continental weather

  24. Tornado disasters

  25. Economy • Agriculture is the backbone of Nebraska's economy. • Ranked #3 among the states in total livestock receipts. • Western coal and oil deposits • Corn is most important crop along with others like soybeans, hay, etc.

  26. Omaha

  27. Minnesota

  28. Minnesota Interesting Facts- Over 10,000 lakes 12th biggest state in the U.S. Population- 5,025,000 Capitol- St. Paul Major Cities- Minneapolis and Rochester

  29. State Climate • Also has continental climate • Maritime climate • Snowfall extremes during winter. • Annual snowfall has ranged from 170 inches in the Superior highlands as a high to 10 inches as a low in southern Minnesota. • Prone to flooding from snowmelt runoffs and ice jams.

  30. Flood Dangers in Upper Midwest

  31. Economy • Headquarters 31 publicly traded companies such as Target and Unite-Health Group. • U.S.'s largest producer of sugar beets, sweet corn, and green peas. • Forestry is also a major industry that contributes to the economy.

  32. Rochester

  33. Iowa

  34. Iowa Population-2,950,000 Capitol- Des Moines Major Cities: Davenport and Cedar Rapids Interesting Fact- Birthplace of Herbert Hoover

  35. State Climate • Lies in humid continental zone • Generally hot summer, cold winters, and wet springs. • Annual temperature varies widely • Annual precipitation averages 34.7 inches of rainfall. • Average snowfall is around 30 inches.

  36. Economy • Based around agriculture • Manufacturing is farm centered. • Leader in milk production • Leading source of livestock is hog and beef cattle. • Leading producer of corn and soybeans

  37. Cedar Rapids

  38. Wisconsin

  39. Wisconsin Capital: Madison Major Cities: Milwaukee and Madison Population: 5,700,000 First typewriter was invented in Milwaukee The state flower is the "Road Construction Ahead" Named #1 drunkest state in the U.S.

  40. State Climate • Average annual temperature ranges from 39 F in the North and 50 F in the south • Annual precipitation is 30 to 34 inches of rainfall. • Continental climate • Cold, snowy winters favor a variety of winter sports.

  41. Economy • Based around agriculture, manufacturing, and health-care. • Produces about a quarter of America's cheese. • Leading producer of butter • Tourism is a major industry • Major producer of paper, packaging, and other consumer goods.

  42. Milwaukee

  43. Illinois

  44. Illinois Capitol- Springfield Major Cities- Joliet, Rockford, and Chicago Population- 12,869,257 Surrounded by many famous lakes. Fun Fact- The fist pinball machine was invented in 1930, Chicago

  45. State Climate • Temperate climate compared to other states. • 36 inches of rainfall annually • High winds at an average of 10.5 mph • Average snowfall is 34 inches • Also in tornado alley • Prone to thunderstorms

  46. Economy • Chicago is home to large companies such as McDonald's, Motorola, and United Airlines. • Economy is based around agriculture outside the urban areas. • Leading state in chemical and food manufacturing.

  47. Chicago

  48. Indiana

  49. Indiana Capitol- Indianapolis (Home to one Memorial Day Indianapolis 500.) Population- 6,200,000 Major Cities: Evansville and Bloomington Interesting Fact: 38th biggest state in the U.S.