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Published September 28, 2011, 07:16 PM

Record setting September day has many enjoying the heat

Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV) - The calendar says fall. The leaves look like fall, but our temperatures say summer. We're setting records, and for some vacationing here this week our weather is an unexpected surprise.

The calendar says fall. The leaves look like fall, but our temperatures say summer. We're setting records, and for some vacationing here this week our weather is an unexpected surprise.

A clear and sunny day was all Troy Pettenger needed to get out of bed this morning to wet a line. The 80+ degree weather was just the bonus.

Troy Pettenger – Fishing on Detroit Lake: "You don't get many day like this in September. But only in Minnesota, that’s for sure."

By 5 o’clock this afternoon we hit 90 degrees. That broke the all time record by 1 degree on September 28th set more than 100 years ago. Something Mary and Mark Erdrich are taking advantage of. Oh how the days of September can change.

Mark Erdrich – Visiting from San Diego: "A couple years ago, when we came up for the football games it was like snowing for about 3 days."

Both graduates of NDSU who occasionally come up for Bison games, they've been living in San Diego for 32 years. Back this year visiting family in Detroit Lakes, the gloves and the hats they packed stayed back at the cabin.

Mary Erdrich – Visiting from San Diego: "You have to be prepared for anything this time of year."

Mary Erdrich: "This is really nice, I have to say. This is really nice. I didn’t expect this at all."

It’s an unexpected surprise for the Erdrichs, and for plenty of others enjoying the day, because lets face it, long after Mary and Mark head back to California, we'll be shivering in our jackets and sweatshirts just waiting for another summer.

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