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The Overview

That was a great overnight rain which left about 37.5 ml of water behind. The timing was perfect from many aspects. We are in the second annual seeding window and the ground has been softened with water. The storm front is headed to the South East. The rest of the day is clear of rain and this will remain through tomorrow. Not sure where one weather forecast sees rain and lightning this afternoon – it is not an any radar. So please ignore this very prominent forecaster. Their videos are better than their weather forecasts!!
In this transition to Fall, nobody can forecast beyond that with any credible accuracy. I once challenged the President of Environment Canada as to why there were 7 day forecasts that were never right. He replied it was because people were asking for them – whether they were right or wrong. So we are masters of our own demise. Stick to 24-48 hour looks and we should have a better than even chance of being happy.
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The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 18C(FL 18C) but it still feels relatively cool this morning. It will warm to 23C (FL 26C) in the afternoon and then cool to 15C (FL 15C) overnight. Another great day to tee it up at Muskoka Highlands.
Winds – we are in the zone where the Easterlies meet the Westerlies, and the Westerlies will push them to the South East. It is quite the confluence of breezes with speeds not exceeding 8kph fore the day.
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UV Index

The UV index is HIGH today with some cloud that will clear. A bit of relief!
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Allergy Index

The Allergy Index remains HIGH moving to VERY HIGH. Tissue sales must have slowed so Mother Nature is trying to help. With Ragweed still at the top of the chart. The mold index remains HIGH – fresh fruit is short lived – enjoy!
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The Bug Index

The Bug Report – the rating is MODERATE – their time is passing. Still a few flying about but nothing swarming us. House flies will do their time on the wall or on the sticky strip. The cool air might give them another shot this weekend!
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Daylight

Sunrise – 6:34AM, Sunset – 8:02PM. Daylight continues to slip through the hourglass. How many days of golf left this season? Will we be playing in December?
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The Fire index

Fire Index –the index is LOW in our area. The rain last night cooled any thoughts of a forest fire locally.
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Course Overview

Golf courses need rain. Watering is only a maintenance move. Rain is a growth move. Course owners prefer rain at night – and we got it!! Now we can continue with our topdressing/overseeding program on some of our fairways. By mid-September, we will likely have a new look in many places. Sorry – but the fescue is not being touched. The find-me cut along the rough will be mowed constantly. But a ball in the long stuff is likely gone. The last guy to try to find his is still in there somewhere looking fore a way out.

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11 Before Overseeding

11 Fwy After

11 After Overseeding and Topdressing

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Wildlife on the Course

Dinner Time on 6 Pond
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