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The Big Melt

Feb 14, 2011 at 8:50am  —  Kevin Frank

There was significant snow melt last weekend and it will continue throughout the week with high temperatures expected in the low 40's to near 50. Currently the night time lows are forecast to be near or above freezing almost every night (except tonight) which should help the water keep moving and minimize ice formation. As the snow melts do whatever you can to facilitate water movement off greens to prevent overnight freezing and ice formation. Shoveling snow from poorly draining areas or shoveling channels or paths to help water quickly escape from greens could reduce the risk of winterkill injury.