Having 3 courses already scheduled to measure before April, has me wondering just when I might be able to get out there and measure them. Hate to wait too much longer for nice weather to suddenly appear, the race dates are March 12, March 19, and April 3. Naturally this time of year the snow is flying around here in Rochester, NY and day time temperatures are generally below freezing, especially early in the morning when measuring to avoid traffic is best. What are your thoughts and considerations when it comes to winter weather measuring?
Is measuring when temperatures are below 30 F just a matter of bundling up and staying warm or are there a few issues to deal with that change our normal measuring procedures? I know from my years in Texas that the temperature extremes from the time you might calibrate in the morning and the time when you re-calibrate could fluctuate 20-30 degrees, which throws a big wrench into the measurement numbers. Yet, in Texas it was almost always warm weather, rarely cold like in the North.
Your comments are most appreciated.
Kevin P. Lucas