Could A Hot, Dry Summer Bring Help to the Beach Economy?
The official "unofficial" start of the Summer of 2012 was blazing over the long weekend that just past - so is great weather the key to some of the Jersey Shore economic woes?
The 3-day Memorial Day weekend saw temperatures ranging between 85-90 through much of South Jersey, creating a sweep of tourists and residents out onto the Jersey Shore. The Press of Atlantic City reported that many businesses along the Atlantic and Cape May county beaches thrived with record numbers this weekend. This is a needed good start for the beaches, but can it maintain for the whole season?
The recent Farmer's Almanac prediction of a relatively dry summer with warm temperatures could be the perfect medicine for the shore. With more people in New Jersey looking to do the "Stay-cation" thing, it becomes an important for many local businesses along the beaches to have the kind of weather we had this past weekend through the 2012 season.
Many places have reinvested in their places to offer more things for you to enjoy like Morey's Pier in Wildwood and The Steel Pier on the A.C. Boardwalk. Both places did very well this weekend, including President Obama's kids enjoying The Steel Pier.
Fact is that a rainy summer will not help anyone on any level, and since the Farmer's Almanac got the mild winter predicted perfectly here you should be able to place the bet on a potential big summer at the beach this year!