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Friday, February 22, 2013

Rodeo Parade Time

By Gene Norman
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Hope you're ready for one of the great Houston traditions - the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The trail riders arrived in Memorial Park this afternoon and tomorrow morning, they'll parade downtown. We've had a lot of peek-a-boo sunshine as low clouds lingered behind yesterday's rain. The reason for the delay in clearing is a common rodeo-time weather pattern of overrunning. Surface northeast winds are opposed by upper-level southwesterly winds, keeping the moisture streaming in. By tomorrow, all of the upper-level winds shift to the northwest allowing for the skies to clear up.  The parade and rodeo run will begin with a cool feel, so bring something warm as you huddle in the downtown canyons, rooting on the riders and floats.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies early begin to clear out after midnight.  Cool with lows in the mid 40s. North winds 5-10 mph.

NORMAN NUMBER FOR SATURDAY IS: 8
SATURDAY: Early clouds give way to mostly sunny skies. Cool start becomes a milder afternoon with highs close to 70°. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.

NORMAN NUMBER FOR SUNDAY IS: 7
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny skies early become partly to mostly cloudy skies. There may be a few brief isolated showers developing by afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Northeast winds in the morning becoming southeasterly by afternoon 5-10 mph.


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