He may or may not be making is now usual Thursday trip to the President’s Cup. But that didn’t stop him from talking about his 4th favorite subject (1st three are the stock market, politics and complex mathematical equations) the weather.
So here you have it, “The Official Weatherman of the President’s Cup” weather forecast for June 2-5, 2016. Without further ado.
Well boys it’s the annual weather report and my first thought is sun, clouds, rain and wind will be in play for the never ending, way too much golf weekend.
Thurs. (really only day that matters)
Have we ever played on Thursday and had bad weather? Serious question, I’m just sitting here thinking of how Thursday has always given us glorious weather on what we used to call our “travel day”. Whether we were on the golf course, renting pontoons or even those who have brought fishing boats to take advantage of those northern lakes, the weather has never been a factor (at least to my knowledge) to one of the best days everyone looks forward to and that’s this THURSDAY.
You will see nothing but little orange focus pills getting passed all around from cart to golf cart on the first hole but the nice part about this year, we won’t see anything melting and the mercury won’t reach that melting point of 90+ degrees.
Thursday will be the best day of the week, go figure (Thanks will be needed to those who have joined Steels cult church group because if there was a god, as I’m sure some believe he has a voice, he’s doing a damn good job making us happy) on really the most important day of them all, as temps will struggle to reach that perfect temp of 70 degrees but the best part about that perfect temp is minimal wind (~10mph) and cloud cover will be over ruled by Mr. sun by a 80%-20% advantage so sun screen on nose will be recommended.
Friday- (The morning I’m driving home and laughing at how horrible I feel, how horrible this day will be driving from Brainerd to Buffalo to Fargo but at least I’ll be in a hockey rink with late evening sweats inside while it’s raining)
Friday’s weather will slowly deteriorate as time goes on, first group of TK-Kunza (my early pick for Calcutta winner) vs Luke and Brand might have a huge 1hr advantage vs the last group because things should start getting worse as the minutes pass by, drops of wet consistent rain will fast approach around the 1pm-2pm time frame and should/could last the rest of the day with a persistent round of moisture coming in from the Dakota’s.
Friday should remind all of us what we went through this past Saturday, heavy cloud cover, minimal wind, rain but really all that matters if the latest GFS run shows possible lightning bolts, pull over your cart, fill up some your cart with extra beer and let the strong storm pass, but I’d assume with the temps in the 70’s, the chances of strong storm to pop up are low.
Temp will be in the high 60’s too around 70 and wind won’t be relevant, 10mph wind is doable unless your ball is hit by James Edger Steel, and then you’ll have to deal with Jet stream wind and that’s something I’ll never get wind data for his moon shot balls, but for those who keep it simple, low ball flight under tree tops, we could see the likes of Gernie, Joey (toaster strudel) kelly or Fielder, those who keep it simple (ala Bryson Dechambeau swing) take charge of the northern territory golf courses and finally crack the Rest of World reign at the top.
Click on the latest ECMWF (euro model) 90hr (noon) and 96hr (6pm) tabs above, you’ll see wind from the south but a big blob of rain moving west on Friday.
The last 3 other attachments are your GFS noon run (American model) which shows Friday’s 72 hour (6am) 78hour (noon) and 84hour (6pm) but this last GFS run has strong storm possibilities around 6pm so lightning could come into play.
Saturday (Still don’t know how people are alive let alone actually golfing but here it goes)
Saturday’s weather will be cooler with some fresh northern Canadian WIND that could gust to around 20mph but should average around 15mph. Cloud cover will be 50/50 and as the low pressure moves east, you’ll always have that possibility of the “complementary wrap around” popcorn shower as the Low pressure moves counter clockwise, but this will be the better of the two days during your competition. We all know weather has a huge advantage for some people but given the rain glove technology and people utilizing their golf cart weather doors, the courses will give you great views, awesome memories and hopefully our boys from the amazing and talented cities of CR/Blaine dig down deep and actually come back with the cup.
Good luck and have fun