What If It Rains?

I am intrigued by all the excitement  regarding the upcoming, total eclipse and the resulting economic impact on the 70-mile wide path accross the County on August 21st.  Emergency officials are contingency planning for massive crowds, hotels have been sold out for months, school schedules are being modified and hotels/restuarants/golf courses, service clubs and even small airports are getting in on the action by planning viewing  parties, some much more expensive than others.

Here in Aiken, we are just on the edge of totality (sounds like a song from the 1980’s) and the city is all a buzz.

It’s like Masters Week, but without the golf. IMG_2057.jpg

Lucky me, I have jury duty that day, but plan to watch at least 20,000 Youtube videos of the eclipse that evening.  I’ll enjoy my day with Judge Early and knowing him,  I’m sure he will have some witty insight regarding the goings on.

But . . . what if it is overcast or better yet, torrential downpour rain?  Nowhere have I read any mention of that possibility.  Think about it, what is the liklihood that there will be clear skies all accross the path of the eclipse?

My guess is that there are no refunds for those fancy parties.  Wouldn’t that suck?

Just sayin’

 

 

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About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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12 Responses to What If It Rains?

  1. Claudia says:

    I know 4 people going to Southern Illinois (or somewhere like that) to catch the eclipse. To me it sounds more like an excuse to party…even though one is on his honeymoon. Maybe he won’t care if it rains..

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  2. I’m old enough to remember when there was near totality in AZ — I was in grade school at the time. There was quite the buzz over it, I remember all the adults warning us not to look directly at it. Then the day arrived and it was cloudy. Phoenix gets something like 360 days a year of sunshine, and on eclipse day it was cloudy! 😎

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  3. Debra says:

    I really chuckled at your perspective. I hadn’t thought about rain–unlikely in our quadrant–but the hyperactivity in preparation leaves me bewildered. They are an interesting phenomena, but other than that, I’m more concerned with the idiots who will damage their eyesight. I do have friends who have taken off for Idaho, where they expect a better view. If it rains, I’ll try to be sympathetic. 🙂

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  4. We may have all been blown up by then…… Just sayin’!

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  5. Linda Gill says:

    Jim and I have both wondered the same thing.

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  6. My husband asked this same question about rain or really cloudy. It made us both kind of laugh.

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  7. We had one in Melbourne back in the 1970’s I won’t forget it. Like an extra night, everyone went very quiet and the poor birds were so confused. Quite an experience.

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