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Saturday, July 3, 2010

What A Differenc a Week Makes

A week ago our course was totally saturated from rainfall 12 of the first 26 days of the month.

This week, area of the course are bone dry and showing signs of wilt. The weather has immediate impacts on the heavy clay soils of the Midwest.

The high 80 degree temperatures combined with relative humidity readings in the low 30s on Thursday and Friday dried the course out to the point we are having to hand water throughout the day to keep the turf from wilting.

Below are the headlines from the news paper from Friday July 2nd

Heat, humidity on the way in the wake of Illinois's wettest June in 108 years
By Chicago Weather Center Staff on July 1, 2010 11:01 PM
Illinois June rainfall among the heaviest on record rainfall in June was one for the books across Illinois, the Midwestern Regional Climate Center's Dr. Jim Angel reported Thursday. The average statewide tally of 7.80 inches for the month was the highest in a June here in the 108 years since 1902. The tally was nearly twice normal

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