Harrogate discussion thread (Postponed to Tuesday 19th Jan)

andrew p long

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Just looked on the BBC weather website, temperature in Harrogate on Saturday is 5 degrees from midday, also snow isn't forecast for Saturday.
I was a bit optimistic when I saw this yesterday (no snow Saturday, max temp 5C).

But the worry for me is now the forecast for a hard frost tonight and temperatures staying below freezing throughout Friday. The worry is that some or all of the pitch won't unfreeze in time.

A really tricky management issue for Harrogate. The game is at risk from a) too much snow b) a frozen pitch or c) in the event of a rapid thaw, water logging!
Do they clear the snow or leave it?(others will know more, but I thought a covering of snow helps avoid the worst of a freeze - but if they leave it and as forecast it buckets with rain on Saturday morning...)
 

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I was a bit optimistic when I saw this yesterday (no snow Saturday, max temp 5C).

But the worry for me is now the forecast for a hard frost tonight and temperatures staying below freezing throughout Friday. The worry is that some or all of the pitch won't unfreeze in time.

A really tricky management issue for Harrogate. The game is at risk from a) too much snow b) a frozen pitch or c) in the event of a rapid thaw, water logging!
Do they clear the snow or leave it?(others will know more, but I thought a covering of snow helps avoid the worst of a freeze - but if they leave it and as forecast it buckets with rain on Saturday morning...)
Resident meteorologists and green keepers come on down...! Surely it's on?

A barmy 5 degrees on Saturday? King Matt will be just in a polo shirt...screaming at someone no doubt.
 

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I was a bit optimistic when I saw this yesterday (no snow Saturday, max temp 5C).

But the worry for me is now the forecast for a hard frost tonight and temperatures staying below freezing throughout Friday. The worry is that some or all of the pitch won't unfreeze in time.

A really tricky management issue for Harrogate. The game is at risk from a) too much snow b) a frozen pitch or c) in the event of a rapid thaw, water logging!
Do they clear the snow or leave it?(others will know more, but I thought a covering of snow helps avoid the worst of a freeze - but if they leave it and as forecast it buckets with rain on Saturday morning...)
A good few inches of snow can act as an insulation coat, so probably the best bet is to leave the snow on until Saturday morning.
 
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