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Expert: High Temperatures Could Show Overall Warming Trend

The leaves are falling in Indiana, but temperatures - not so much. The weather has been unseasonably warm this fall, with highs in the 80s in the beginning of November across the state .

People are walking around in shorts and sandals, which is a sight you don't often see this time of year.

Chanh Kieu is an assistant professor in atmospheric science at Indiana University. He says parts of Indiana are experiencing temperatures around 5 to 7 degrees above average.

"In particular, in October, and now they say even in early of November, we still see the trend of warming for the next few days," Kieu says.

Kieu calls that quite unusual. He says certain occurrences like a hurricane for example can impact a certain season's weather. That's why there's no way of predicting how this winter will treat us.

Kieu says evidence from the last one hundred years shows, on average, an undeniable warming trend.

"No matter what time you are using - you compare to one hundred years ago or you compare to the last 70 years - you still got the same tendency," he says.

Kieu says researchers are confident that future extreme winters and summers will be seen more frequently.

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