Unbelievable change in weather/temps

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, May 10, 2011.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    What a bizzare start to the spring here in the Upper Midwest. One week ago, we were pushing HIGHS of only 39 degrees. Lows were below freezing. Fast forward to today. 90 degrees and 70 dew point. After an inch of rain yesterday, you could see the gosh darn grass grow right after you mowed it.
    Just a really strange, strange extreme temp swing. Hard on the body to freeze while mowing....then sweat to death a few days later.
     
  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    haha...and i thought going from 75 - 90 was a big swing here
     
  3. ROC lawn and landscapes

    ROC lawn and landscapes LawnSite Member
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    It hit 100 in Western Iowa today... thats from frost advisories last week.
     
  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its been crazy here too. We were cool and rainy here about a week or two ago. We have dried up quite a bit and tomorrow is going to be in the mid-80's with dew points in around 64.
     
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    It hasn't been above 60 here yet. The trees have no to very few buds yet. Spring was skipped altogether. I have not had many weeds germinate in the lawns yet so spraying is at least 2 weeks behind normal. I am not going out to have call backs.

    It is kind of frustrating but I have adapted and picked up some bigger mulching jobs and some odds and ends like cleaning a wooded area of deadfall. Good money and some hard work but hell is only 5o degrees and you can certainly count on rain or snow just about every day.

    Someday summer may get here but it I am not betting on it.
     
  6. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Posts: 307

    80 degrees Tuesday, Snow and rain with a high of 41 today.
     

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