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. 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.
— Mel Tansill (@MTansl_Erickson) October 9, 2017
It was almost 90 degrees today here in Washington, DC. Feels like cruise weather! #planacruise
— Cruise with Danielle (@DanielleCruises) October 9, 2017
For others, the unseasonable temperatures were not ideal.
Guys, wtf is this weather?! 79 degrees outside but feels like 120. 8 million% humidity with a chance of regret about living in Maryland. pic.twitter.com/iGzDQRVp2p
— Jennifer (@MattinglyJRenee) October 8, 2017
My new weather station says it’s 70 with 99% humidity. Ugh. But dog insists on our walk in any weather so heading out now!
— Susan Reads (@Susan10654) October 10, 2017
Wheres the fall weather at 🤔🤦🏼♂️
— E (@_ericsteele) October 9, 2017
During the 21-day span, temperatures fell below the average only twice. For some Marylanders, the cooler weather was just right.
this weather is the only thing keeping me happy right now 🍂
— kay (@kayhay__) September 30, 2017
I just want to live somewhere where the weather is exactly like today all year round 😍🍂🍁
— Amanda Ostenso (@mandanic09) September 30, 2017
This weather is legit perfect 😍
— Lex (@AlexisLang0523) September 30, 2017
See how Baltimore’s recent high temperatures compare to the average conditions.