The Overview

So that is what a chinook felt like – a rapid rise in temperature and change in precipitation all to disappear today. This front will be pushed out by cold today around 11AM, leaving the trailing edge of the precip as freezing rain and then snow. The north winds will chill things til tomorrow when the south-east winds march back into the region. The snow mobile trails have taken a beating locally, and the ski hills are into their base now. March – here you go – pulling wet and warm from your bag of weather tricks just to slam it shut with snow and cold!

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at +5C(+1C) and it hold at +4 (FL+1C) in the afternoon and then slip to -9C (FL -13C). Farewell Chinook!
Today the winds start from the South at 20kph until around 11AM when they start their swing to the North which will push the rain out and bring a dash of snow. Early tomorrow morning, they slow and swing back to the South until Friday. The weather battle fore the 45th continues.

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Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:38AM, Sunset – 7:17PM. Now the 7’s start to carry us with later sunsets! The days are about 3 minutes longer after the time change. It just feels like they are longer because they are light later. Fore the early riser, same amount of daylight growing daily. Equinox in 1 week.

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Road Report

Road report – the plows are out in Northern Ontario as our rain is their snow. We can expect some plow support later in the day as this weather change finishes with a dose of snow.

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School Bus Status

School bus report – no weather cancellations at this point.

Snowmobile Report

Snowmobile Trail Update – OFSC is reporting 16077km (yesterday 20158 km) of open trails. The warmer temps and now the heavy 12 hours of rain have closed many local trails, leaving the North as the spot to ride.

Ski Report

The Ski Hills are holding their conditions as of today. Virtually all runs and lifts showing as open. The effect of the rain will show later in the week. It is best to check with your hill to get their conditions directly from them. Detailed info at onthesnow.ca/Ontario.

Course Update

There are 30 days til green grass – but this rain has brought out the green sooner. Golf is so close – the heart will be racing knowing green grass is starting to appear. We are constantly asked about our highway sign as people use it as a harbinger of Spring. The heat and rain has really knocked-down the snow-pack. The winds will be lifting the moisture formed in the melt to speed the shrinkage. Your clubs will know this and will want to hit a ball. Do you? Is your game ready for the golf season? We know you are getting restless to golf with your friends. The golf bug bite will continue to itch and needs to be scratched. While getting warmer, it is still not warm enough to get outside and play. Nothing beats a few holes of golf with your family. The hi-def indoor simulator is operating and ready fore you and your foursome. Or bring 8 and play a two-person scramble with 4 teams. It is time to start getting the swing in shape fore opening day, or before you might be headed South fore a golf trip. We will clean up the rust on your first swings as part of the deal! Call the clubhouse 7056461060 to book your time.

We are trying to bring Spring along by applying black sand on the snow covering the greens. This will use the power of the sun to penetrate the snow-pac and expose the greens to sunlight and the breezes after their 4 months of darkness. This is part of the 18th green that has poked through….looking great!
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The Simulator is Open!

The PGA Tour is playing Bay Hill this week. Why don’t you? Right here at Muskoka Highlands! When the golf bug bites and you can’t find a tee deck open anywhere, what do you do? You head to Muskoka Highlands where we have a state of the art hi-def simulator at the ready fore your game. With over 20 courses, we have a course fore everyone. And if you want a gathering with golf involved, we have all sorts of games on the simmy that your entire group can play. Where do you think we have taken you fore this hole?

The Dogs

Dog Update –Hendrik continues to train nicely – with a few surprizes like this one. You can visit with him anytime – and scratch that golf itch on the simmy. Green grass is coming but not just yet. He is looking fore it too.

A Special Day In A Wonderful Setting

Weddings are a special day for many people involved. Here at Muskoka Highlands, we reduce that stress with attention to every detail.
But our distinguishing feature is our setting – both inside and out. The clubhouse is designed to hold about 85 guests and the picture shows how this can happen. For larger parties, we engage a tent professional to create a unique setting outside.

Do you want to feel the warmth of a timber-frame clubhouse? Drop us an inquiry – weddings@muskokahighlands.com. We will work with you to make your day special.

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