WF)--You could see and smell the smoke in the air all across the Enid area and northcentral Oklahoma on Tuesday. Strong westerly winds filled the air smoke and dust from wildfires raging along the Oklahoma-Texas state line. Wind gusts topped 60 mph in parts of Northwest Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Oklahoma Highway Patrol sent out many advisories throughout the day concerning highway closures due to smoke. In addition to the smoke, dust and high winds, Enid set another record high temperature. The Breckinridge Mesonet weather-recording station recorded a high of 87 on Tuesday, breaking the record of 82 set in 1976. The warm temperatures came to an end last night as a cold front moved in and winds shifted to the north and temperatures plunged, falling into the 20 by early this morning. Highs will rebound into the mid to upper 40’s today, and on Thursday there will be chance of afternoon showers and a high near 50. Highs will continue to increase, reaching into the 60s on Friday and near 80 by Saturday.
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LS)--The 90th annual Northwest District Junior Livestock Show continues through Sunday at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center. The annual show features partnerships with more than 40 4-H and FFA programs in Northwest Oklahoma, and is expected to attract more than 800 exhibitors and their families to Enid. The show’s title sponsor is ONEOK, along with other contributors Great Plains Bank, Edward Jones and Generator Supply Center.
The show started Tuesday with the Beginning Beef Showcase and the steer show. Today the heifer and sheep shows begin. Thursday the breeding doe show will be held. Friday the goat show will be held. The swine show will take place over two days, with the barrow show Saturday and the gilt show on Sunday. The show will end with the premium sale at 6:15 p.m. Monday, with the buyer’s dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
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