Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
It was so warm last weekend that Shooters Family Golf Centre had to cancel its snow-golf tournament.
Winnipeggers have been basking in the warm glow of way-above-normal temperatures for a couple of weeks now, hitting the driving range or going for Slurpees as shorts and sandals made their first appearance of the year. Winter doesn’t officially end until Sunday.
Shooters owner Guido Cerasani said he expected 125 people to have hit his driving range by the end of Tuesday and he’s considering opening up his golf course in 10 days or so.
“We were open until Dec. 1, so that’s three-and-a-half months between golf seasons. I drove the course today and there’s no snow on the greens and the grass is looking really green.”
As with all good things, the May-like temperatures are going to come to an end, at least temporarily. The mercury could still hit 10 C today under sunny skies and about 7 C on Thursday, but it’s back to the relative deep freeze on Friday with a forecast high of -5 C and a low of -11 C.
The weekend and early next week should see seasonal highs near zero.
The provincial government is warning Manitobans to stay off rivers and other bodies of water due to weak ice. Manitoba Conservation warns that all ice-fishing shelters should be off the Red River from Lockport to Selkirk.
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