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Marylanders react to abnormally high fall temperatures

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By GILLIAN VESELY

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — The official start of fall was Sept. 22, but it seems the weather failed to get the memo. If temperatures have felt higher than usual lately, it hasn’t been your imagination.

With the exception of two days, the 21 days between Sept. 20 and Oct. 10 saw high temperatures in Baltimore that surpassed average high temperatures for the city.

Some days in this same time frame saw temperatures more than 15 degrees Fahrenheit higher than average, according to data from Weather Underground <https://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KBWI/2017/9/20/MonthlyHistory.html?req_city=&req_state=&req_statename=&reqdb.zip=&reqdb.magic=&reqdb.wmo=>. Average temperature data from Weather Underground is calculated using data from 1981 to 2010.

The largest discrepancies during the 21-day interval came on Oct. 9 and 10, when the maximum temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit was 17 degrees higher than the Oct. 9 and 10 averages of 69 degrees Fahrenheit.

Local social media users seemed to notice the abnormality. Some were amused by the unexpected heat.

For others, the unseasonable temperatures were not ideal.

During the 21-day span, temperatures fell below the average only twice. For some Marylanders, the cooler weather was just right.

See how Baltimore’s recent high temperatures compare to the average conditions.

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