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Archive: March 2017

Where's Spring?

It's March 30 and some of the courses in northern New England still have snow cover at 70 percent or more.

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ABW NC 2017: Where to start?

Weird weather breeds weird insect behaviors. That's a saying, right? This year, across western North Carolina, we had an extremely warm February with Forsythia blooming by the end of the month and adult weevils active in fairways in record numbers.

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Weevil season underway in western Pennsylvania

Weevil season is officially underway in western Pennsylvania. Yesterday, (Monday March 27th) I was in the Pittsburgh area to check out the adult movement. Our site at Fox Chapel has accumulated 40 Growing Degree Days (GDDs) thus far and the Forsythia is seemingly in full bloom. Seemingly.

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Turning Point

WeevilTrak 2017 is officially "open for business." Although it stirs discussion, it should really come as no surprise to anyone in the mid-Atlantic that the weather has been anything except consistent.

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What a difference a year (or two) makes

What a difference a year (or two!) makes! The local television weather forecaster said last night that so far the average temperature for March has been colder than the average temperature for February this year in western Massachusetts!

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“The Incredible Hulk”: ABW monitoring and the weather

Ever ridden "The Incredible Hulk" at Universal Studios in Orlando? I just did. It's not particularly high and starts out with a 45° climb that seems rather boring and slow, only to accelerate half way up like an F-15 jet, launching you into the sky and then on a wild up and down, left and right, gut wrenching ride. Sounds familiar? Yes, that has been the weather this year so far.

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Fool me once…Never mind it’s Weather in the Mid-Atlantic.

In the Mid-Atlantic, the weather during February 2017 was mild and drier than normal and golfers were chumping at the first tee at many golf courses on a number of days. In talking with many superintendents the past week, many golf courses had a high number of winter rounds in the month of February.

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