Record Heat Lingers for a Second Day

Burlington, Vt. - Hot, hazy, and humid, common on a mid July afternoon. Not common for late September. 

Staff at the Boat House in Burlington say, it's not unusually to see a spike in late September... but not a spike this high. 

"The temperatures would drop a little bit at the beginning of September, then we will have our festivals and busy weekends. Then the weather would get warmer and we would get a lot of locals coming around," said James Frazitta the marina manager of the Boat House.

He approves of the hot weather, because it extends the summer season for the marina. This comes after a cold and rainy start to the summer months. 

"They're excited. How could you not be. Right? They're getting an extended summer," said Frazitta.

For the last two weekends, zero availability at the Boat House.

"We have been at full capacity on the weekends, Grand Point North, and Oktoberfest. They came in right as the weather picked up. Everyone wanted a piece of those weekends," said Frazitta.

Similar to boater, gardeners too had a rough start to the season, and the fall heat is providing an extended growing season. 

"A lot of it is still just coming in. Some of it for the first time. I have a lot of tomatoes and eggplant are coming in right now," said Fred Schmidt.

The Burlington, Vermont gardener tell us the heat is helping but the lack of rain is hurting these crops. But with proper watering, plants will continue to thrive in this fall heat. 

 

 


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