Summer fun in surprising July


KIMT News 3 – The surprisingly cool July month is giving us all something to look forward to, especially if you’re looking to stay outdoors.

It’s not what we may normally expect out of a mid-July day, but Nathan Lindsay is not complaining.

As owner and operator of Buffalo Run Golf Club in Nora Springs, Lindsay says the conditions are more than ideal for a nice day on the links.

“With the weather being the way it has been this year, it’s been a lot more consistent. Everybody’s eating, everybody’s drinking, everybody’s having a good time,” said Lindsay.

Lindsay says as the weather stays consistent, so does business.

“You get 40 to 60 golfers every day, which is a really good number for us,” said Lindsay.

They’re not the only ones appreciating a cool July.

Thursday afternoon, several young people with Francis Lauer Youth Services volunteered their time outdoors.

They worked to lay mulch throughout Mason City to prepare for RAGBRAI.

Which, on any normal hot summer day, would have been far less fun.

“We’ve done a few different mulch jobs. Spreading mulch in different places, picking weeds, doing a lot of community services. The boys love to do it, and it gets them out in the community. It’s great for them,” said Skilled Development Specialist, Shannon Slifka.

Whether it’s a time for leisure, or a time for work, everyone has high hopes this weather will stick around.

“It helps us keep cool and hydrated. You couldn’t have asked for a better day,” said Slifka.

“If I could take 250 days just like today, I would take them in a heartbeat,” said Lindsay.

While many of in the Midwest may be enjoying the cool weather, experts say it could cost parts of the northeast.

Many of whom are now experiencing severe weather and flood warnings.

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