Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Monday, November 17, 2014

This Winters Weather

I've been asked to predict the weather this winter. There are lots of experts out there that have differing opinions.

The Farmers Almanac website says: A slightly cooler than normal winter with around average precipitation is currently favored. Low confidence. Snowfall is projected to be below normal.

Here's what the Weather Channel website has to say: The forecasters note that recent scientific research, pioneered by Dr. Judah Cohen of the Atmospheric and Earth Research division of Verisk Analytics, shows a strong connection between October snow cover in Siberia and breakdowns in the stratospheric polar vortex during the mid-winter months. The authors believe the early snow cover may cause a tighter temperature gradient over Asia, strengthening the jet stream. Eventually that momentum may work its way up into the , which in turn would knock weather patterns off balance around the Northern Hemisphere several months later.

Try to make sense out of that!

It's difficult to have an opinion on the weather this winter. We'll prepare for the worst. I'm very confident that we've done our best to put the golf courses to bed in good shape.

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