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Near record heat continues on Treasure Coast; Vero Beach almost gets record highs on successive days

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 04:12:41-04

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Regardless of the page on the calendar, Diane Walker is always at the water.

“I usually come down in December for Christmas. I’m on the beach. January, I’m on the beach," said Walker.

As we near the end of October, Walker said it does feel more like July and August.

Walker's daughter, Monica Lee, checked her phone to see it was 61 degrees back home in Maryland. Her friends were envious.

“They say, 'you better love it while you can because when you get home, it’s going to be freezing,'" said Lee.

Elsewhere on the sand, the Hawkings are adjusting from the United Kingdom.

“We’re here this time now most years and it’s hotter than we’re used to," said John Hawkings.

Monday’s 93-degree temperature was an all-time high for Oct. 21 according to the National Weather Service.

The airport checked in at 91 at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The mercury was no matter for brand new Floridian Lynn Wannebo, who just moved here from Minnesota.

“I’ve wanted to since I was a little girl. I promised myself I would be here for my later years and instead of saving up all year to go to Florida, I figured I’d come here while I could still enjoy it," said Wannebo.

The warmest October day ever in Vero Beach is 94.

That record is safe -- for now.