Marshall Invitational Golfers Endure the Cold

From Dogwood Winter to a beaut of a Palm Sunday weekend and back to Dogwood Winter, the weather will change every few days. Tony has the scoop.

Palm Sunday Weekend to Wow!

Think about it! We just endured a TC Dirty Dozen Day; that’s right one of the worst days of the year.

In fact I spent part of my Friday at Guyan Golf and Country Club where a shrill wind chilled collegiate golfers to the bone at the 40th annual Marshall Invitational. A strong regional field led by the defending champion Fighting Illini of Illinois teed it up on a misty Friday that was more suited to winter at St Andrews than spring in Huntington.

The fashion of the day included a wool hat, gortex, rain proofed suit and a sturdy umbrella. Winds gusted to 40 miles per hour during the morning round but relaxed a tad to 25 miles per hour for the afternoon 18.

When all was said and done, Illinois had seized a narrow lead over Ball State heading into Saturday’s final round. The Thundering Herd led by Nathan Kinker was back in the pack in 11th place.

Saturday’s forecast is looking good with lighter winds and brighter skies. The sun will dry the course out a tad, but the normally slick Guyan greens will not be as fast as normal. Afternoon highs will make the 60s. Tee times start at 8 AM, frost permitting, with the afternoon medal ceremony slated for 3. The tourney is free to the public.

Palm Sunday will dawn breezy and cool, then as the sun goes to work and afternoon winds pick up, temperatures will soar into the 70s.

But before we get used to the warm and bright weather, a shot of cold and damp arctic air will arrive on late Sunday into Monday with first rain then wet snow showers. Winds will gust to 25 miles per hour in Cincinnati for the Findlay Market parade which is the Queen City’s celebration of opening day for the baseball season. First pitch temperature of 39 will feel 29!

Right now I expect a mix of rain, sleet and snow in Cincy for opening day. The snow will reach our region on Monday night and by Tuesday dawn, the ground should be coated with an inch or two of snow, even in the I-64 corridor.

In fact, if all goes just wrong, the mountains of West Virginia could measure 6 inches or more of wet snow by Tuesday afternoon.

Dare I say we are in for another spell of Dogwood Winter!
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