The weather in lovely(?) Pacific Palisades, CA looks a bit rough for golf… and it some stretches much worse than that.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH: 7AM Friday – 11AM Saturday
THUS – Mostly dry, light winds
AM – A dry start, with winds starting around 5mph. Perfect golf weather.
PM – Still mostly dry, with a chance of a passing shower. Winds increase just a hair, 5-10mph, but still in very good shape.
FRI – That escalated quickly. Downpours, high winds.
AM – Rain chances (with heavy downpours possible) will start early, and winds will already be 15+mph by sunrise.
PM – The soaking will continue through the afternoon, and potentially intensify. I think we are looking at around 2 inches, potentially much more. To put that in perspective, LA averages a rainfall total of around 1 inch combined for the months of May through October (Yes, I cherry-picked the driest months, but the point remains, we could see more rain in a day than LA averages over a 6 month span). While the timing of the rain could be a struggle to pin down exactly, the increase in wind should be fairly noticeable as well, afternoon winds will be around 20-25mph, with gusts easily topping 30mph. It’s terrible golf weather.
SAT – Clearing out.
AM – Lingering rain still possible early, clearing through the late morning. Winds should be back to a more reasonable 5-10mph.
PM – Dry, winds down to around 5mph.
SUN – Nice weather.
Overview – With the highest winds and best chance of heavy rain, Friday afternoon looks to be the time slot to avoid… that’s not to say that AM Friday is great, but it’s likely the better of the options. The one thing that gives me pause here is the decent likelihood they don’t play Friday at all… if that’s the case, and the same time slots are held, it would be slightly advantageous to go late Saturday and early Thursday. Still, the overall weather impact on both Thursday and Saturday are minimal, whereas the potential impact if they DO play Friday seems much more significant. I’ll let you all make the tough choices…
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