A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
Total attendance figures for the 16-day festival show that
667-thousand-457 people made it to the fairgrounds in Pueblo to
ride the rides, sample the food or take in the music.
Last year, 637-thousand-and-98 people attended the Colorado
State Fair during its 17-day run.
Fair officials speculate that a troubled economy may have drawn
more people to the event by prompting them to stay in Colorado.
While attendance figure rose from last year, officials say
revenues may have fallen from normal levels as fairgoers resisted
the temptation to buy items from exhibitors.