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Entry from October 24, 2017
Hotumn (hot + autumn)

"Hotumn” (hot + autumn) is any unseasonably hot period in the fall season. “It’s Hotumn” was printed in the Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland) on November 6, 2003.

“‘Hotumn’ Takes Hold as October Temperatures Soar” was published in the New York (NY) Times on October 24, 2017.

“Sweatember” (sweat + September) is a related term.


6 November 2003, Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland), pg. 34:
IT’S HOTUMN
November’s here and the weather’s gone balmy again
SCOTS sweltered in an autumn heatwave yesterday and sheltered from howling gales.

16 October 2005, News of the World (London, UK), “Hot-umn” by Tim Wood, pg. 27:
72 degrees on beach

A BARE tum in autumn? That’s right, blonde student Holly Kishere, 18, soaks up some surprising sunshine on Bournemouth beach yesterday.

12 October 2007, Aberdeen Evening Express (Dundee, Scotland), “Hot-umn!,” pg. 22:
Sunbathing alongside the fallen leaves. Now that’s what we call an Indian Summer!

Twitter
Anthony Cristiano‏
@wacristiano
@psiness I know right? It’s “more like hotumn” here. I need to coin that phrase. Period between summer and autumn. lol
7:32 AM - 21 Aug 2009

3 December 2011, Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland), “THAT’S HOTUMN: Scotland has warmest November ever” by Paul Drury, pg. 10:
SCOTLAND enjoyed the warmest November since records began more than 100 years ago.

And autumn was the second-warmest ever.

Twitter
Jason Stiff‏
@KCOYJason
Perhaps we should call it “#hotumn” instead of #autumn around #California’s #CentralCoast...highs in the 80s & 90s! http://www.keyt.com/weather/forecast
8:04 PM - 10 Nov 2016

Twitter
Dorian Logan‏
@dorianlogan
Has anyone coined the phrase #Hotumn yet? #DLWS
8:01 AM - 25 Sep 2017

Twitter
Michael A. Carroll‏
@carrolltoonz
Welcome to #Sweatember, the warmest month of #Hotumn! #ninja #warm #hot #weather
10:59 PM - 25 Sep 2017 from Columbus, OH

New York (NY) Times
‘Hotumn’ Takes Hold as October Temperatures Soar
By REGGIE UGWU OCT. 24, 2017
(...)
Temperatures have scraped the high 70s across much of the United States this month, including in the Great Plains and Great Lakes regions and up and down the East Coast. In New York City on Saturday, the high was 78 degrees.

It’s enough to make one, or at least one’s editors, wonder whether Vivaldi needs to write a new concerto.

Maybe we do need a fifth season. Not autumn, but “hotumn” — a between-time when thighs and shoulders linger a little longer, and fans of fall fashion are left sweating in their boots.

Gothamist
Early Addition: Will Hotumn Never End?
BY JOHN DEL SIGNORE IN NEWS ON OCT 24, 2017 11:40 AM

Vogue
How Will “Hotumn” Affect Cuffing Season?
OCTOBER 24, 2017 2:59 PM
by BRIDGET READ
A report in The New York Times on Tuesday designated the unseasonably warm weather we’re experiencing in much of the United States as “hotumn.” Across the country, a heat wave that has refused to let up has also refused to let us transition into the familiar behaviors and rituals of fall.

Twitter
Eric Holthaus
@EricHolthaus
NYT coins a new word to describe a fifth season in our climate changed world: “Hotumn”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/24/nyregion/warm-autumn-weather.html
11:31 AM - 25 Oct 2017

Twitter
Joshua Gilless‏
@JoshuaGilless
New portmanteau from @nytimes: “Hotumn”.
12:05 PM - 25 Oct 2017

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