The Edmond Sun

State News

September 10, 2013

Metro forecast includes ‘Fair’ weather

OKLA. CITY — Area residents will soon converge at the 2013 Oklahoma State Fair, and the weekend forecast for Edmond includes temperatures in the 80s.

At 5 p.m. Thursday in the 14 Flags Plaza, after a full day of activities, the opening ceremonies begin, kicking off the annual festival of fun. At 7:30 p.m., Disney on Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After at the Jim Norick Arena. Also at 7:30 p.m., country singer Randy Houser performs at the Chickasaw Entertainment Stage where all events are free with gate admission.

On Friday the 13th, after last weekend’s blistering heat, the high will be an anything-but-unlucky 88 degrees, according to the National Weather Service forecast for the Edmond area.

The forecast includes a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly before 8 a.m., followed by partly sunny skies, and a 20 percent chance Friday night.

Saturday we’ll have mostly sunny skies with a high near 87, followed by mostly sunny skies with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high near 88 on Sunday. There will be partly sunny skies with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high near 86 on Monday.

Regarding new things at the fair, organizers have received a grant from Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation that will provide for 25 recycling bins, said Tim O’Toole, State Fair president and CEO. They will be placed in the Jim Norick Arena to collect plastic and aluminum bottles.

“This grant will allow our staff to organize our efforts,” he said. “We appreciate Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation helping us accomplish this goal.”

Each year, the tremendous number of fair-goers generate a significant volume of trash, and organizers want to do what they can to help recycle the waste materials, O’Toole said.

Other bins in other buildings also collect plastic and aluminum. Cardboard will also be collected.

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