Summer decided to stick around a little while longer. The beginning of October brings with it temperatures in the high 70s. Our Iris St. Meran took advantage of the nice weather to see what people were doing with this gift from Mother Nature.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- This week's seven day forecast meant Syracuse University professor Dennis Deninger could divert from his usual routine. He can now work on his golf swing a little while longer.
Deninger said, "It was such a beautiful day yesterday that I went and got a new driver, thinking about golf. So I'm out here today, practicing with it and again beautiful weather."
And he wasn't alone practicing at the Drumlins Country Club Driving range.
"It's nice weather today. It's warm and we have sunshine here. That's why I come here," said Syracuse University student Boliang Xia.
Deninger says this time of year poses one small challenge when on the green, but one he can overlook considering he's able to wear short sleeves.
"If you're out on the course with the falling leaves and sometimes my ball strays from the center of the fairway. It's a little harder to find because of all the falling leaves,” Deninger said. “It might roll under a leaf or something."
Most people would agree, it's never too cold for an ice cream cone, but when temperatures are in the high 70s in October that means good business for the ice cream shops.
Arctic Island and Broadway Cafe General Manager Kristen Cuthbert said, "When the weather's better, we definitely get more foot traffic for sure, especially standing outside underneath the awning. The awning does help when it's raining, but on nicer day like today, you'll see a lot more foot traffic."
The cafe is open year round, so people can enjoy this sweet treat when they please. But the forecast does factor into the decision when to close the window.
"As far as staffing just the window, I believe the latest has been mid-November,” Cuthbert recalled. “I think, last year, it was around November 7th, but I think in years past, it's been even nicer."
Since the weather in this region is so unpredictable at times, they've learned to live in the moment and enjoy each day as it comes.