FORT ATKINSON, WI–“Let’s wait another hour,” suggested the crew boss from General Party Rental of Watertown, WI. By 9:00 a.m. the showers had subsided. Fueled by an extra hour of coffee, the seven man and one woman crew made short work of erecting the 2,400 square foot tent with festive green pennants which a local couple had rented for a picnic wedding reception planned for Saturday evening. “The wind on Saturday will be from the south, so how about we hang side walls on that side?” suggested the crew boss. “The forecast on Saturday calls for a 60% chance of rain, better hang the walls on all four sides,” observed the man hosting the reception.
A closer reading of the weather forecast indicates a 58% chance of rain in the afternoon, falling to about 20% in the evening with the temperature in the low 70s. Humidity is expected to be very high. The recommended attire for the affair is “smart casual.” Under the circumstances, “smart” will be “comfortable” in sticky conditions. Wonderful.