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Iowans enjoy an unseasonably warm October day

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ATKINS (KWWL) -

Eighty degrees in October, it's not your typical fall-like temperature and not your typical trip to the pumpkin patch.

 "I kind of wish that it was a little cooler just so that I could wear long sleeves but I'm not complaining for one day," said Isabell Leonerd as she enjoyed Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins.

No one seemed to be complaining as they picked out their fall pumpkins in shorts, although some had already packed them up for the year.

"I had put my shorts away already thinking that I'd probably get by without them, and I do think it's a little odd that we're this into October and we're having such a nice warm day," Scott Barnum told us as he was enjoying his first trip to a pumpkin patch.

We are told this warm day has some benefits.

 "Some of those pumpkins that didn't quite make it through their, to their maturity, this little shot of heat will give them a chance to orange up a little bit and kind of mature so they can pick them the way they like them," said Aron Brecht, a manager at Bloomsbury Farm.

Another benefit, a local farmer told us he thought the warm day would help dry his crops.

Although many said they didn't see it coming, they enjoyed this summer-like October day in Iowa.

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