A couple days ago we received about 8 inches of snow on the course. That's a lot for our region and literally none of it has melted away yet. To make things worse, an ice storm hit us today and now tree branches and entire trees are coming down as they are unable to withstand the weight of the snow and ice. Tomorrow temperatures are likely to get close
to 50 degrees so most of it should melt and we can start talking about when we will open again for play. They are forecasting high winds later tomorrow as this new warmer system pushes in. That could bring some more trees down but for now I just wanted to show the following pictures so you can see what we are dealing with. So far it is not as bad as the ice storm of 1996, but the day is not over and snowpocalypse 2012 will still be with us for several hours. My next blog should provide you with more details of the storm aftermath.
|#6 fairway, very large oak leader|
|most of the young firs look like this, they should bounce back up|
|this was that cool oak tree behind the practice hole green and now its on the green|
|we lost most of the flowering plums|
|I captured one of the branches coming down off a giant fir tree. There are hundreds of branches down|
|plums left of 12 tee|