Tuesday, February 2, 2016

January 2016 Weather Summary

The high temperature for the month was 51.5 degrees (Jan 31st) while the low was 7.8. (Jan 19th) The average temperature for the month was 27.4 degrees. There were 29 days when the the low temperature got below freezing and 15 days which never got above 32 degrees.

January had 7 days of rain that totaled 0.99 inches, with the highest daily total falling on the 15th.(0.24 inches) Five days saw precipitation of over a tenth of an inch.

The average windspeed for the month was 3.8 mph. The highest sustained windspeed was 29 mph, on the 10th.

Monday, January 4, 2016

December 2015 Monthly Weather Summary

The high temperature for the month was 62.1 degrees (December 23rd?) while the low was 21.9. (Dec 20th) The average temperature for the month was 40.4 degrees. There were 12 days when the the low temperature got below freezing and one day which never got above 32 degrees (Dec 19th.)

December had 9 days of rain that totaled 2.17 inches, with the highest daily total falling on the 21st.(0.54 inches) Six days saw precipitation of over a tenth of an inch. The total precipitation for the year now stands at 30.24 inches.

The average windspeed for the month was 3.6 mph. The highest sustained windspeed was 36 mph, on the 23rd.

2015 Yearly Weather Summary

The highest temperature recorded at Leslie Park Golf Course during 2015 was 90.0 degrees on August 2nd. The lowest temperature was just - 20 degrees on February 8th. There was just one day where the high temperature reached 90 degrees. On the other hand, the year had 50 days where the high temperature did not get above freezing. For comparison, there were 67 days in 2014 that did not reach freezing. The low temperature reached below 32 degrees on 112 days. Sixteen days had low temperatures below zero. Last year saw 20 days below zero while 2010-2013 combined had just nine days with negative temperatures.

For the year, the golf course received 30.24 inches of rain. The most rain in a single day was 1.98 inches on June 23rd. June was also the month with the most rain at 7.27 inches. There were 106 days with at least a trace of rain, while six days had over an inch in a 24 hour period.

The average wind speed for the year was 2.8 mph. The highest sustained wind speed was 37.0 mph on March 25th.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Over the weekend, someone came onto Leslie Park Golf Course to do a little collecting for the holiday season.

This pine tree was planted as a seedling 6 years ago.


To give a little perspective, this tree was planted at the same time, about 20 feet away from where the other one was cut down.


Somebody was looking to do a little holiday decorating in the style of  Charlie Brown's Christmas special.




Friday, December 4, 2015

November 2015 Weather Summary

The high temperature for the month was 76.0 degrees (November 3rd) while the low was 20.0. (Nov 22nd) The average temperature for the month was 45.4 degrees. There were 11 days when the the low temperature got below freezing.

November had 10 days of rain that totaled 2.04 inches, with the highest daily total falling on the 27th.(0.47 inches) Seven days saw precipitation of over a tenth of an inch. The total precipitation for the year now stands at 28.08 inches.

The average windspeed for the month was 3.2 mph. The highest sustained windspeed was 32 mph, on the 6th.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tree Work

There is a very large oak tree to the left of the fairway on #5 at Leslie Park that has seen better days. Unfortunately, this tree is very important to how the hole plays. It is also very hard to replace a tree of this size. With that in mind, we have implemented a program to try and save the tree. Earlier this year, we hired a forestry consultant to look at the tree and provide recommendations. They came out in September and loosened the soil at the base of the tree. They also recommended trimming out all of the dead wood.

This is the tree in June of 2014.

Another shot of the same tree. The yellow leaves are a sign that the tree is not healthy.

This was taken looking east before the dead wood was trimmed out.

After trimming. It should be noted that these shots are taken from the side of the hole. When viewed from the tee or the green, the tree looks less lopsided.

Looking west before trimming.

After trimming.

Hopefully, these steps will keep this tree healthy and alive for many more years.









Sunday, November 1, 2015

October 2015 Weather Summary

The highest temperature recorded at the weather station at Leslie Park Golf course in October was 76.0 degrees(Oct 20). The lowest temperature, recorded just three days earlier on Oct 17, was 28.1 degrees. There were two days that fell below freezing (the other was the next day, Oct 18.) The average temperature was 52.9 degrees.

There were seven days of rain during the month, with the highest total coming on the 28th (1.01 inches.) Three days had at least a tenth of an inch.

The highest recorded sustained windspeed was 29 mph. (Oct 24) The average windspeed was 2.7 mph.