Ocean City July 4 Weekend 2010

Posted on July 2, 2010


We’re looking forward to a classic July 4 weekend here in Ocean City, Maryland — nothing but sunshine and blue skies.

The heat wave broke earlier this week. Friday, we’re enjoying a sunny and mild morning, about 73 degrees right now. High Friday will be about 78. I imagine traffic will be heavy this afternoon and evening from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the Route 50 Bridge. Same thing Saturday morning, because the week-long rentals generally run from Saturday to Saturday.

A huge high-pressure system dominates the entire Eastern half of the U.S., promising perfect, clear, sunny weather, with temperatures increasing throughout the weekend. Here in Ocean City, we’re expecting a high around 86 degrees on Saturday, going up to 91 on Sunday, the Fourth of July.

Not a drop of rain in sight. That’s great for enjoying the holiday weekend of course, but also worrisome in terms of drought. I drove across the Eastern Shore yesterday, and I can tell you the  corn looks lush and green. But Maryland farmers are going to need some rain soon.

Two spectacular fireworks displays are set for Sunday evening in Ocean City, at the north and south ends of the resort. You’ll be able to see and hear the show from just about anyplace in town.

For me and others who work in Ocean City, this is the beginning of a long, hot weekend of work — make that a long, hot week of work. Or hopefully, a long, hot month of work. As you can imagine, I won’t have much time for blogging.

I was in Annapolis on Thursday. For a full report on my adventures in democracy, take a look at my new Web site and blog, http://haydenfordelegate.wordpress.com. Yep, it’s official. I’m running for House of Delegates in District 38B.  Thanks to all who have encouraged me.

— John Hayden