Ah. But wait. Before you start to jump for joy think that this delightful weather with cloudless days, temperatures in the 70s and cool nights means an easier winter ahead like we had in 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13, let me explain what I mean when I say yes.
The operative word here is "correlation". Its like saying that when I cut my finger nails, the weather is cold. These two events might correlate very well but they are far from causal.
Our 8 day forecast calls for a streak of 70+ degree days through at least the 3rd and possibly the 4th of October. If this forecast verifies, the average temperature (day and night) from the start of the 70 degree streak (September 24th) to the projected end would be 65.6 degrees or 19th all-time.
However, when we examine the physical drivers of the overall pattern and plug in the years that match up, we get this analog: (WINTER OUTLOOK SPOILER). WHOA....HUGE DIFFERENCE!
While this beautiful weather is something to behold, be careful in tying this late September, early October warm period to future trends. More often than not, it doesn't work.