2015 SunFest weather update from Town of Ocean City
Please see the attached news release from the Town of Ocean City:
Wet Weather Expected for Sunfest, Town of Ocean City Continuing to Monitor
OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND – (September 25, 2015): Despite the event’s name “Sunfest,” Mother Nature has different plan for this weekend’s weather. While the forecast may bring more wind and rain than sunshine, the Town of Ocean City is optimistic that inconvenient weather won’t ruin the weekend.
Ocean City Emergency Management is continuing to monitor the projected path of the weather system. Currently, a slight chance of rain is expected in the Ocean City area during the evening hours today, Friday, September 25. Tomorrow, a similar forecast is expected, with possible rain and increasing east winds at approximately 25 mph. Rain over the 24 hour period is expected to reach 1 to 3 inches.
Regardless of wet areas in the Inlet Parking Lot, town officials do not believe that tidal conditions will affect the event. This is not the first time we have experienced wet and windy weather during Sunfest,” commented Mayor Rick Meehan. “The damp forecast will bring a set of challenges but we have an extremely dedicated staff monitoring the weather and will be updating the visitors and vendors if the conditions change. For now, we encourage everyone to pack a poncho and enjoy all that Sunfest has to offer.”
As a precautionary measure, event vendors have been asked to raise products off the ground, secure items that may be dislodged due to wind, and keep in communication with event staff. Event guests are asked to dress for the weather and continue to monitor Town of Ocean City social media pages in case the forecast changes.
Town of Ocean City will be posting event related information or changes on various social media outlets and through the eNews (GovDelivery) system, if needed. Citizens can subscribe to eNews by visiting oceancitymd.gov/enews and then clicking on the “City Wide Emergency Alerts” link.