Hello and welcome to The Greenkeeper! Today is Friday, January 28th and we are once again anticipating winter precipitation this weekend! No, this is not Deja vu and it isn't a leftover message from last Friday. We did in fact receive close to two inches snow last Friday night. That's right, Charlotte has seen two winter weather events already this month and more is expected tonight.
I could not think of that happening before during my tenure here at Carolina Golf Club and I was right, as good friend Brad Panovich pointed out the last time Charlotte received three winter weather events in the same month was twenty-two years ago in January of 2000! Mrs. Greenkeeper and I arrived in the Queen City in 2005.
— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) January 27, 2022
Granted the event tonight is only expected to bring anywhere from a trace of snow up to possibly two inches means anything is possible as it relates to the golf course and playability tomorrow. So we will just have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.
11pm 1/27/22 Update: Going to simplify things and just stick with the Tr-2" amounts knowing full well a few spots could go over that but very localized. #snOMG #cltwx #ncwx #scwx #wcnc pic.twitter.com/LoWdVl1XlE— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) January 28, 2022
Stay tuned for email updates from the Golf Professional Staff and I'll keep you posted on Twitter so you won't have to venture out unnecessarily should that be the case. And to think, it was 78 degrees four weeks ago. I believe Mother Nature might have over indulged on New Year's Eve and we're still dealing with her hangover.
On the bright side, next week appears to be much improved over this recent cold spell as the 10-Day outlook points to temperatures back up in the mid-50s and even the low 60s before, wait... another cold shot next weekend. Good grief, winter in the Carolinas is nothing but a roller coaster, the only question is are the peaks during the week or on the weekend. Looks like the weekends drew the short straw this year.
Matthew Wharton, CGCS, MG