Soaking Spring Turns Into a Soggy Summer - WSPA.com

Soaking Spring Turns Into a Soggy Summer

Posted: Updated:

June was the 7th wettest month in South Carolina history. Now, July is following that pattern. It's dampening summer plans across the Upstate.

"It's hard to try so hard to put something together and have it not pan out," says Sara Roman, a swim coach with Swim Association Invitational League (SAIL) in Greenville.

SAIL has had to cancel most of this year's swim meets. The cancellations have been frustrating for parents and coaches. The kids, however, have kind of enjoyed it.

"They're out to have fun, it's exciting for them if something gets canceled because of the rain," Roman says.

The rain has caused problems for other people too. Splashy Joe's in Anderson has seen a decrease in customers on rainy days, even though they stay open.

"At a water park it really doesn't make a difference, the more rain the better," says owner, Joe DeMartini.

When high winds or lightning picks up, then he has to close. Usually, once the lightning passes he lets the kids back on the rides.

Across the Upstate events have had to be canceled. Downtown Alive has been canceled four times. Music on Main has had three rain and outs as had the Anderson Block Party.

Thursday's Fourth of July events will go on as scheduled for now in both Greenville and Spartanburg.

The City of Pickens has canceled their day activities on Thursday because of wet weather. The concert featuring Chris Sligh is being moved inside to the East Pickens Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks are still scheduled for 10 p.m. over Main Street.

Clemsonfest has been rescheduled. It was scheduled for July 3 but is being moved to July 6, because of the rainy forecast.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Inmate Escaped In Macon County NC

    Inmate Escaped In Macon County NC

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:16:18 GMT
    An inmate considered a “Trustee” in the Macon Detention Center escaped on July 30th while taking out trash.
    An inmate considered a “Trustee” in the Macon Detention Center escaped on July 30th while taking out trash.
  • Deputies Search For Shooter In Greenville

    Deputies Search For Shooter In Greenville

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:16:46 GMT
    Deputies in Greenville are searching for an alleged shooter this morning.Deputies in Greenville are searching for an alleged shooter this morning.
    Deputies in Greenville are asking for help in finding an alleged shooter after a man was shot late near Hudson and Glass Street in Greenville on July 30th. 
    Deputies in Greenville are asking for help in finding an alleged shooter after a man was shot late near Hudson and Glass Street in Greenville on July 30th. 
  • AAA Release Top 20 "Substandard" Bridges; 4 From Upstate

    AAA Release Top 20 "Substandard" Bridges; 4 From Upstate

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:01:24 GMT
    You could be driving on some of the worst bridges in the state. AAA just put out their list of substandard bridges, and four out of the Top 20 are in the Upstate.
    You could be driving on some of the worst bridges in the state. AAA just put out their list of substandard bridges, and four out of the Top 20 are in the Upstate.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.