Rain, Rain, Go Away

It certainly has been a wet spring, but the weather is now taking its toll on area businesses.

Posted: May 14, 2019 6:21 PM

The parking lot at Twin Ponds Golf Club is empty, and the golf course is saturated with water. Twin Ponds Golf Pro Gary Grabinski has been in the industry for thirty years, and tells us all the rain is taking its toll on business.

"It’s never been this bad. It’s never been this bad. I mean we’ve had bad springs the last couple years. Last year was a bad April. It was horrible, but it wasn’t like this. I mean we still got play out. It was cold. You know people would still put a coat on and go play, but when it gets this bad you can’t even send people out."

Dan Lounsbury has no choice but to send his guys out. He's the President of LPC Grounds Maintenance. His lawn mowing business is difficult to run when the lawn’s get soaked, and when he can’t mow, it costs him money.

"There’s certain areas of certain properties you just can’t do em’, and you have to explain to the customer it will do more damage mowing than we will… it’s just not worth it. You have to wait, and for the most part everybody’s been pretty understanding."

Business at Harley Davidson of Utica is actually doing ok considering. The roads aren’t ideal for motorcycles to be out on, but General Manager Steve Coupe says bikers are an optimistic group.

"Everybody in this area knows that it’s spring time. We’re going to have some rain, then we’re going to have some sunshine. Eventually it is going to get warm. Summer’s going to be here, so they’re hopeful. Eventually the sun’s going to come out, and it does every year."

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 396598

Reported Deaths: 32157
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City21673023159
Nassau419882186
Suffolk415851983
Westchester350201426
Rockland13629668
Orange10766478
Erie7462639
Dutchess4238151
Monroe3922273
Onondaga2928188
Albany2145121
Ulster182586
Oneida172597
Sullivan145648
Putnam133563
Niagara127788
Schenectady83137
Broome75258
Rensselaer56330
Saratoga56214
Columbia47437
Madison36317
Orleans28251
Ontario27833
Steuben26941
Warren26830
Greene26318
Fulton26124
Washington24614
Genesee2395
St. Lawrence2232
Oswego2063
Wayne1833
Tompkins1780
Herkimer1723
Chenango1495
Chemung1462
Tioga14524
Chautauqua1317
Livingston1318
Cattaraugus1276
Cayuga1202
Montgomery1194
Clinton1014
Wyoming965
Jefferson930
Delaware914
Otsego865
Seneca700
Allegany631
Schoharie580
Cortland500
Yates486
Essex470
Franklin330
Lewis310
Schuyler130
Hamilton60
Unassigned00
Utica
Few Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 89°
Oneonta
Few Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 84°
Herkimer
Few Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 89°
Thendara
Few Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 89°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left