Officials watch for high winds generated by Hurricane Arthur ahead of Asbury Park fireworks

Fireworks scheduled for the beach at Asbury Park Friday night could be in jeopardy if Hurricane Arthur brings high winds to the area.

Fireworks scheduled for the beach at Asbury Park

Fireworks scheduled for the beach at Asbury Park Friday night could be in jeopardy if Hurricane Arthur brings high winds to the area (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

ASBURY PARK - Fireworks scheduled for the beach at Asbury Park Friday night could be in jeopardy if Hurricane Arthur brings high winds to the area.

The fireworks are set off from the sand just south of Convention Hall. Fire officials began measuring the tides yesterday to see just how high the water is coming in, so they know where to safely place the shells.

The wind is also a factor. "The rain isn't so much an issue. It's the high tides and the wave action, how far it's going to come up the beach," says Asbury Park Fire Marshall Garrett Giberson. "If we have sustained winds of 25 miles an hour or even gusts of 25 miles an hour, we can't shoot fireworks."

The fireworks are scheduled to go off at sundown, Friday evening.

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