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Record breaking attendance numbers at air show

early estimates say over 40,000 people came to the show on Saturday.

Posted: Aug 27, 2018 12:08 AM
Updated: Aug 27, 2018 12:09 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo) The Sound of Speed air show at Rosecrans Airport wrapped up Sunday.
Among the featured performers, included an appearance by the US Navy Blue Angels. Officials say they saw a record-breaking 40,000 plus people at Saturday's show. Organizers say they were happy to share the event with so many people.

"We're really glad to have everybody out here, we hope they enjoy the show it's been [in the works for] two years, we're glad that it's here, and we're doing our best to put on a great show for this area." said Owen Compton, an organizer behind the show. 

Those behind the event say around 20,000 people were in attendance at Sunday's show.

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Patchy dense fog is also across the area this morning. Sunshine and mild temperatures will take over this afternoon with highs in the mid 60s. Saturday will start off dry and sunny with temperatures warming back into the mid 60s. Late Saturday into Sunday shower and thunderstorm chances return. A few thunderstorms could be on the strong to severe side. Several fronts will move through the area next week giving us roller coaster temperatures. Next week looks to start off dry but rain chances will return by mid week.
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