If you’re dreaming of cozy sweaters and pumpkin patches, you might want to put those autumn-y dreams on hold for a while. Fall 2017 weather will reportedly be extremely hot in the United States — pretty much all across the country.
The East coast, the South, and the Midwest will all experience higher-than-average temps starting in September and lasting all the way through November, according to the Weather Channel. This expected increase in temperatures is due to unexpected weather patterns in these areas across the country. The only spot spared from the unseasonal balminess is the Northwest.
“You can see that across the entire United States, including Alaska, there is more of a chance that temperatures will be above normal,” said Dan Collins, a meteorologist with the NOAA Climate Prediction Center-Operational Predication Branch.
Geez, even Alaska will be warmer than usual this year? And most states will be warm in November? We’re not sure how to feel about this at all. Don’t get us wrong, we appreciate basking in the glow of the sun as much as anyone else, and we’re also looking for any excuse we can to spend time outside. But it always feels a little strange when there is a warm Halloween — and the possibility that Thanksgiving might be warm too is just too bizarre to fathom right now.
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And it gets even stranger. Apparently, Southern states like Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama will be experiencing a cooler-than-typical September will the rest of the country’s temperatures rise. Then in October, the aforementioned states will follow suit in the same direction.
Oh, Mother Nature, please don’t make us sweat while drinking our apple cider!