Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bitter Cold

Over the last two days the temperatures have been extremely cold with the day time highs barely reaching zero. The nights have been beyond cold with temperatures falling as low -16 degrees.  These night time lows have set new historical records  here in Denver.

I have able to monitor what this bitter cold has done to the soil temperatures with the use of soil sensors that are out on the golf course. Currently we have six sensors located in green, tee and fairway areas.  These sensors are located at a depth of three and six inches.  In a two and half day period the soil temperatures dropped  eleven degrees.

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