Unseasonable heat wave has tri-state residents seeking shade in OCTOBER

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.