Weather puts damper on Memorial Day weekend

Revelers headed to the beach to enjoy sun and sand despite Memorial Day weekend weather that was far from ideal.

Revelers headed to the beach to enjoy sun and sand despite Memorial Day weekend weather that was far from ideal. (5/27/13)

JONES BEACH STATE PARK - Revelers headed to the beach today to enjoy sun and sand despite Memorial Day weekend weather that was far from ideal.

Despite clear skies and sunshine at Jones Beach, a stiff, offshore breeze kept swimmers out of the water today.

The lousy weather grounded the annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Saturday for the first time in its 10-year history. Sunday brought better weather, but park officials say air show attendance was down dramatically compared to previous years. Jones Beach Park Director Sue Guliani says officials were hoping for 125,000 event-goers Sunday, but says only 81,000 attended.

While the weekend was a letdown for some, Long Islanders say they're encouraged by the possibility of some serious beach weather by the week's end.

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