Will 4th Of July ‘Hurricane’ “Arthur” Rain On The Don McLean ‘Parade’ At The Portland, ME, ‘Stars & Stripes Spectacular’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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by Anura Guruge


Related Don McLean Posts from Portland July 4, 2013:
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>> Click for Stars and Stripes Spectacular pictures.

++ Don McLean in Portland 2014May 14, 2014.


Please check this post for Don McLean update. 

Event postponed to Saturday, July 5, 2014. No Don!


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Click either image to access “Weather Underground” forecast for Portland, Maine for Friday, July 4, 2014.


Weather, of course, if always the wild-card. We had spectacular, unbelievable weather last year.

As soon as I heard about the coast-hugging ‘hurricane’ for the 4th I started worrying about Portland, ME — which is smack-dab on the coast.

We learned last Thursday, while in Acadia, that even “today’s” high-tech weather forecasts can be wrong. According to the forecasts last Thursday, in Acadia, was going to be a total washout. So we had braced ourselves for that. But as it happened the rain ceased, entirely, at 11 am. We didn’t make it out of the Motel till 10:50 am. We were going to do brunch at the “Jordan Pond House” to begin with. By the time we got there it had stopped raining. By the time we got out after brunch it was dry. Overcast, but no rain. Turned out to be a great, bonus day. No crowds. No rain. So it was nice.

So based on that recent experience I am keeping my fingers crossed for Don. How can you rain on Don’s parade?

A bit concerned for the Alton (N.H.) Fireworks tomorrow, i.e., Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9:20 pm. We have been invited to a house Alton Bay for the fireworks so we could stay dry most of the time. We will see.