Monday, March 30, 2020
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Could Washington D.C.’s Friday Fireworks Be Postponed?

July 4th Fireworks in Washington D.C.

Here’s hoping tonight’s storms are not too severe.


Thunderstorms, strong winds and even a hurricane pose a threat to Fourth of July celebrations on the East Coast.

Fireworks shows from Ocean City to Boston have been rescheduled to avoid the most severe weather threats.

On the National Mall, the approach for the Capital Fourth celebrations is “wait and see.”

Superintendent Robert Vogel ultimately makes the call on whether the show proceeds on schedule. The objective is to make the decision as close to 9:10 p.m. as possible.

“Nobody here at the Mall can remember any time that the fireworks were canceled,” says Carol Johnson, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service.

Some shows have been delayed in the past, she says.

The current forecast, however, doesn’t predict storms for Friday evening in D.C.

But thunderstorms Thursday could create different problems.

Read more at this link.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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