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After The Hottest October On Record, It Will Blessedly Feel Like Fall For A Bit
According to the L.A. Times, this October was the hottest on record for much of Southern California. But rejoice, lovers of autumn, for temperatures will drop by as much as 20 degrees on Monday. AccuWeather reports that there might even be some rain!
"It's going to be a real shocker for Angelenos," Bill Patzert, a climatologist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge told the Times. "People can bring out their long-sleeved shirts -- if they can find them."
Patzert clarified that this abrupt change in weather is not an indication that El Nino has arrived. Those storms won't be arriving in California until January. Instead, the cause of this change was cool air that traveled down south, coming from over the Gulf of Alaska.
But you shouldn't get too used to this cool weather; as Patzert said, "It's a temporary treat for everyone. It's a teaser." According to the Weather Channel's 10-day forecast, high temperatures will be in the 60s through Wednesday; after that, they'll climb back up to the mid-70s, where they will remain for eternity.
Better strike while the iron is cool, and luxuriate in all of your softest, coziest sweaters, Mr. Autumn Man. Your time is now.