BOGOTA, New Jersey (PIX11) - The calendar may say it’s October, but if feels like it’s July. PIX 11 News caught-up with Brandon Wilson a landscaper who was parked in the shade for a few minutes, “85 degrees in October, definitely not expecting it,” said Wilson.
Wilson who works 10-hour shifts as a landscaper around Bergen County loaded up his truck with bottled water like it was the middle of summer, “I go through three liters a day, sometimes a gallon.”
At a home along Larch Avenue two construction crews were focused on projection while battle the heat.
Geremiah Cordova didn’t mind the heat too much as he was putting up a fence. When asked if it felt like October? “Not yet,” said Cordova adding, “Just like June maybe.”
As for the other crew, they were putting in — of all things — a new air conditioning unit.
Rob Hubinger, owner of R&C Heating and Cooling said the abnormal highs are good for business, “You’re never hoping for October, but here it is, October and its 85 degrees, so, from a business point of view, it’s pretty good.”
A few miles away was without a doubt the coolest building in all of Hackensack, the Icehouse skating complex, where management touted it as “the coolest place to come on a hot day like today in early October.”
However, the best reaction to all the heat came from a tree cutter leaving a convenience store. A big fan of PIX 11 News he just asked for a message to be conveyed,”Tell Linda to turn the temperature down.”
She and of course Mr. G will have the latest on PIX 11 News.