Rain creates muddy mess at Clovis Rodeo

CLOVIS, Calif.

In Downtown Fresno, Grizzlies fans sat waiting for the storm to ease up but it never did. The game was pushed off for the night.

But the cowboys sure got muddy at the 100th Clovis Rodeo. Rain quickly turned the arena into a muddy mess, but it was one that thousands of rodeo fans were sure happy to sit and watch.

"We were like we're glad we came just for the story of it, and it's fun to be out here supporting the Rodeo and laughing hysterically when the wind tries to blow our umbrella away," said Erin Renn.

"It's cold. It's a little cold and a little wet, but we'll live," said Erica Warner.

Larry Pinon and his friend knew a little rain wouldn't buck their weekend plans.

"He went and bought the ponchos, and bought the hat gear, and we're good," said Pinon.

And the rain fell hard at times, catching some off guard. One viewer tweeted me saying the sky just opened up in Northeast Fresno.

"We wasn't expecting this pour down, but it's nice to have it because we need it," said Terri Spencer.

"We'd like to get a bucket and put the water together so we can save it, you know," said Angie Melendrez.

And what spring thunderstorm would be complete without a light show in the sky?

As far as we understand, the Clovis Rodeo events will go on as scheduled all weekend long.

Right now, the Fresno Grizzlies and the visiting Albuquerque Isotopes are resting up. Friday's rain-delayed game now becomes a double header beginning at 5:05 p.m. Saturday.

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