The Vermilion Woollybear festival and parade takes place this weekend downtown. Visitors have numbered near the 100,000 mark during peak years when the weather is cooperating. We know there is a bit of a soggy forecast for Sunday but want our boaters and guests alike to be ready for this event and the large number of visitors it may draw to town.
Our boaters should know that the marina will be accessible throughout, there will be members of the local Soccer Club parking cars for the public here on the property. This will not effect Romp’s customers as parking will remain open and unhindered.
However, with that many people coming to visit we recommend that you either come to the marina early, before 9am, or after 1pm as the hours between will be peak traffic times on Vermilion’s streets.
While we wait for the official Woolly Worm forecast, here’s the official one from the National Weather Service, (hint: Bundle up, it’s going to be a cool one)
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
EAST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST GALES TO
35 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 7 TO 10 FEET.
NORTHEAST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING EAST TO 30 KNOTS
OVERNIGHT. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 7 TO
EAST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES
5 TO 8 FEET.
EAST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING…THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
SUNDAY EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.