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What to expect if the weather is bad.

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This will be my 3rd year going to Hershey and even though the wife and I don't live far away we're going to stay over and do two days this time. In the event of extremely bad weather what should we expect? I imagine a percentage of venders will always be there but what changes will we see? Thanks.

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Most people try to tough it out, even in bad weather. If it's only your 3rd year, you missed out on the rain and mud we used to have, it seems like every year. But, us car guys, knowing Hershey is but once a year and not just a candy bar, sloshed through it, garbage bags as raincoats.

You'll see some vendors pack it up, and slightly less cars at the show, but it will still continue.....

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I'm a fairly newbie compared to a lot of folks, but in the last 10 years I've been going, I only remember a couple of days that were totally rained out and one of those was the car show on Saturday. Bring boots, rain gear and an umbrella. The show goes on regardless.

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Thanks, that was what I was hoping to hear. We're looking forward to it.

The first year I went to Hershey, in October of 2001, I arrived on a Friday, and it rained 3 inches that day. But, just trudging around in the mud (which is no longer a concern as the swap meet is on blacktop and has been since 2006), and going to the car show on Saturday, was enough to get me hooked. Have been there every year since, and wouldn't miss it for the world.

We have been very fortunate in that since the last year that the car show was on blacktop (the hurricane-heavy 2005), every year has been very pleasant on Saturday for the car show at the site of the old golf course off Hockersville Rd. I think only one morning there was a slight drizzle at dawn, and that cleared up rather quickly. No guarantee I know for what's in store in a couple of weeks, but the people will be there selling, and if it's a decent Saturday, there'll be the best collection of cars as they were meant to be--as they were straight from the factory. I would just bring the appropriate clothing and follow the Boy Scout rule of being prepared.

BTW, Hey Hey Heeeeyyy! What's happening overday?! I'm gonna have to bust out my copy of "Stronger Than Dirt" by Tom King and (what a great name for a band--hee hee) The Starfires!

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I'm bringing along a bunch of new in the box HAZMAT suits that I hope to sell if the weather turns bad

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What is all this talk about bad weather??? We did not order any, don't want any and are praying that there isn't any!!!

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I bought one of those yellow rain "suits' at the AACA tent a few years ago. I always bring it but have never had to wear it. I do use it when I'm using my snow blower!

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I personally don't like umbrellas they drip where you don't want and you have to use a free hand to carry them. I bring a rain coat if I'm staying around my booth, but prefer a poncho for walking the flea market. You can tuck a flea market bag under it on your shoulder and it stays dry, you can carry things under them, just better all around. I always have several with me at the show and usually at least one with me. I carry one of those super thin, use once or twice kind in an inside pocket of my jacket that I usually wear, a bike poncho that packs pretty small in my flea market bag and a GI quality one in the truck if I now in advance that I need it. The GI issue one is my favorite but it is to heavy to carry if you are not wearing it. With no mud you just need low boots or pull over rubbers for your regular shoes (I miss the grass and mud).

I bought a new pair of high top mud boots to replace my old 5 buckle boots (that were a veteran of many Hersheys) just a couple of years before they paved everything, they still have some of the last Hershey mud on them in the basement.

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Looking at the two week forecast - and yes, it's speculation that far out - Wednesday and Thursday show as partly cloudy with temps in the low 70's. Tomorrow, they'll have Friday posted as well. Right now, it's looking good.

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Weather update - again week and a half-2 weeks out can't be absolutely certain - but Tuesday thru Saturday show partly cloudy with high temps in the mid-60's.

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One thing I have noticed over the last 20 years or so of attending car events. The accuracy of weather forecasts is very suspect the further out one is looking. Personally, I have found that weather forecasts tend to be the most accurate when one is looking only one or two days out. Any further out than that and the forecast is simply a guess on the part of the weather forecaster.

Kinda reminds me of the Fall Hershey meet in 2005. Long range forecast that year looked good. Day of the show I remember standing in the pouring rain on the show field. At least that year the show was on the blacktop at the Giant Center so we didn't have any mud to deal with.

Sure hope the weather for this year's Fall Hershey is dry and not too cold like that last few years. Would be nice to continue the string of nice weather we have enjoyed the last few years.

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The most accurate forecast I've found is to look out the window myself. I've had them tell me on TV "mostly cloudy with a 10% chance of rain" and IT IS RAINING OUTSIDE my window!!! :confused: :rolleyes:

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Thank You Hershey Region for ordering the latest extended weather forecast. It looks like 0% chance of rain for the week and temps around 70. I will have the top down upon entering the car show on Saturday. Nothing like coming in with the top down. See you then.

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Looks like they've extended the showers from Monday to Tuesday but that's traveling day anyway. The rest of the week looks great.

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Looks like they've extended the showers from Monday to Tuesday but that's traveling day anyway. The rest of the week looks great.

Karen has stalled in the Gulf. It may not even rain on Monday at all, much less Tuesday. Weather looks to be perfect. :)

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When making longish range weather predictions it's best to zip one's lip lest it get covered with egg...............Bob

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Well, as I've stated before, there WILL be weather during the Hershey meet.

Now, we just have to wait and see if dry or wet.

It doesn't matter. A few years ago I was walking the fields with a friend, and I said something like "gee I'm tired might rest for a few hours"... His comeback was .. Rest later, this is Hershey...

So, weather or....weather....keep going, it's Hershey....

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2005 was my first time ever at Hershey. It seemed to me it only drizzled the day of the show after the way it rained in the car corral on Friday. I think that is the wettest I have ever been except by choice. By the way, the forecast I saw a few minutes ago said 70% rain Thursday and Friday and 30% Saturday.

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Just got back from the swap meet and car corral. I can say there is and was a 100 percent chance of rain. The morning wasn't too bad with a few little misty showers. Afternoon turned into a pretty steady rain and most of the vendors gave up. I was surprised there were still as many shoppers around as I saw even when my wife convinced me to leave at 3:30. we had covered alot of it Wednesday and the vendors that weren't set up then I'm pretty sure weren't setting up in the rain. I dragged my feet though and we didn't get out until 4. Lets hope for a little dry weather in the morning atleast. Still looking to buy lots of NOS parts if anyone has any they want to move before they leave for home. PM me.

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A look at this thread, predicting sunshine, shows how inaccurate

the weathermen are when guessing more than a few days out.

But set-up day Tuesday was brilliant, and Wednesday was merely

cloudy, so Ted (Post #25) and others could have enjoyed at least

some of the show.

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Ghost town today at Hershey, mass exit of vendors this morning, on the bright side no crowds to wade through, just water. Thankfully there were a decent number of cars in the coral so that was enjoyable. Going to be a lot ofwater soaked/stained interiors though

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