Rochester reaches 80 degrees in the second week of April

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – It’s only the second week of April, and you couldn’t ask for better weather. News10NBC Reporter Patrick Moussignac got out to not only soak up some rays, but talk to people lucky enough to enjoy temperatures that hit the 80-degree mark today. 

Restaurants on Park Avenue were full of customers that sat outside to enjoy the warm sun. 

For many of these patrons, it was a great day to grab some lunch and do some people-watching as they ate. Almost every outdoor table was occupied, giving warm weather lovers a chance to hang out and relax.

People say although they welcome the warmer temps, they know Rochester is known for it’s unpredictable April weather. There are even those who say Spring has come a bit too fast this year. 

“My fear is that we won’t have a prolonged spring like last year,” says Carolyn Mok. “So last year’s Spring lasted for, like, two weeks instead of a month. So it would be nice to have a longer period of time because it’s just gorgeous.”

“I’ve been looking forward to the warm weather,” says Liz Nichols. “I’m a little concerned about how quickly it’s come because usually you don’t see daffodils this early in Rochester.”

Restaurants were not the only ones to benefit from this summer like weather on Thursday. Golf courses were a popular spot too.

Tee times at Ravenwood Golf Club were completely sold out Thursday, giving the golfers the opportunity to shake off that winter rust and work on their golf game. For many golfers this is just their second time on the greens this month.

Ravenwood has been preparing for this nice stretch of weather, getting the course in tip-top shape. Golfers we talked to say you couldn’t ask for such a perfect day.

“All morning I have been staring outside so we’re going to take it every moment to soak it in, and enjoy it,” says Andrew Friden.

“The courses in Buffalo aren’t quite ready yet. Some of them are still a little bit soft, and I was looking at the weather and I could tell the courses here were going to be nicer,” says Tony Cariffe.

Monroe County just announced that its three public golf courses will open Friday for the 2023 season. For more information, click here.