Humana Challenge Tuesday: the weather looks spectacular

January 14th, 2014 | by Larry Bohannan | Comments

Two years ago at the Humana Challenge there was such a massive wind storm in the middle of the third round (the word microburst was floated around at the time) that play was suspended and Sunday featured the end of the third round and the complete fourth round.

Last year the weather was generally pretty good, but the morning featured some frost delays because of cold weather, especially right up against the mountains like the two courses used in the tournament at PGA West.

So far, it looks like the tournament will avoid any weather problems this year. Monday was fabulous and today is expected to be in the low 80s with perhaps some winds up to 15 miles an hours later in the day. But that wind might not get back in to south La Quinta where the tournament is played.

The rest of the week is forecast for much the same. High 70s and low 80s as highs, winds around 5 to 10 miles an hour. By Sunday the temperatures may plummet to just a high of 75.

So get ready for a visit from your relatives on the East Coast who have suffered through a difficult winter. They might see the Humana Challenge this year and and decided a trip to the Coachella Valley is in order.

No real planned activities at the tournament today, just practice rounds for pros and amateurs on all three courses. Another pro-am will be played Wednesday, the Bob Hope Legacy Pro-Am, before play begins for real on Thursday.



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