It is a record start for October in Western New York, and it’s hard to ignore. 

While it feels like we have gotten an extension on summer, many of us are over this heat wave. It’s getting a little excessive. 

In fact, we are hitting close to high temperatures that have not been reached since the late 1800s, so something is definitely off this fall. 

Local meteorologist Patrick Hammer wrote on X (Formerly known as Twitter) that this October is disguised as July as a result of the temperatures. 

The first five days of the month of October are near 80 degrees, making it the warmest start to October since 1951. 

Some people are saying “We deserve this!” since we are going to get pummeled with snow in – most likely – just a few weeks, but others are so tired of the heat and just want to enjoy fall. 

While the first few days will continue to be warm in October, we’re seeing temperatures that we have not seen in over 100 years. 

In fact, October 3rd is expected to see a temperature of 85 degrees, and the last time we experienced that kind of heat at this time of the year, it was 86 degrees in 1898. 

To give you some perspective, that is back when President William McKinley was still in office. 

So yes, it’s been a while. 

We should finally get a break from this heatwave by Friday, October 6 when we will see some rain, with a high of 69 and a low of 62. By Tuesday, October 10, it will be high 40s and low 50s. 

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