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Way Over Our Heads podcast: Beautiful week ahead, but how long will warmth last?

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High temperatures in the Twin Cities rebounded into the 70s on Monday, and 80-degree readings are not out of the question later this week for southern Minnesota. 

All in all, some great fall weather is on tap for most of the state. 

“There’s a lot of signs that October is going to be a fantastic month,” says climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld on this week's episode of the Way Over Our Heads podcast. And although many of us may not realize it, this past summer was one of the warmest on record. 

“There really weren’t any blockbuster events that people are going to remember from the summer in terms of warmth,” says Blumenfeld. “It wasn’t particularly hot. We didn’t have an unusual number of days above 90 or nights even above 70 degrees. What we really lacked, though, once we got out of June, were those really cool nights.” 

Blumenfeld says September was cooler and drier throughout the state and lacked the big rainfall events that have happened during the month in recent years. 

Also on this week's show, a look at the impact wildfires in the west had on our weather this past month and why the September cold snap helped kick fall colors into high gear.

You can catch every episode of the Way Over Our Heads podcast – a podcast about Minnesota climate and weather – right here

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