If you thought yesterday (Wednesday) was a hot day, today will be even more uncomfortable … Yesterday’s high temperature was a balmy 95 degrees. Forecast for today … Sunny and hot with a high near 97. Heat index value as high as 104. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph. Tomorrow (Friday), Sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 101, and a light breeze around 6 mph.
Low tonight around 75 … low Friday night around 73.
Temps move lower Saturday with a 30% chance of rain, high near 86 … Temps in the mid to upper 80s thru Labor Day…
Average monthly temps and rainfall for Bladen…
August … High 87, Low 65, Average rainfall 5.8 inches
September … High 84, Low 60, Average rainfall 5.0 inches
October … High 76, Low 48, Average rainfall 3.2 inches
Elizabethtown merchants have bargains galore during their annual Sidewalk Sale Saturday thru Monday, according to the local Chamber of Commerce website.
Latest mailing from the Chamber included the Economic Impact from tourism from 2019. No doubt some lower this year due to the virus. Last year visitors to Bladen spent an estimated $45.26 million, State sales tax receipts totaled $2.72 million and local tax receipts were in the $1.3 million range. Info came from Economic Impact on Travel in N.C. counties 2019.
Many, most of the visitors are to White Lake … there are others, but White Lake is the ‘biggie’ … when it comes to tourism.
Find a cool place and hangout today…
“I’m gonna complain about the weather even though I’m indoors doing a whole lot of nothing.”
“Find something you love to do, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” Harvey Mackay
“Nothing will work unless you do” Maya Angelou
robert g hester