Thank God, the weather forecasters are wrong 75% of the time; at least in St. Clair Mo anyway. We were about 5 miles east of St. Clair MO, at Meramec Lakes Golf Course. It was warm (93-95 degrees) but we had a nice breeze. Light cloud cover most of the day to partly cloudy, but very little to no cloud coverage during the eclipse. Of course all night all we heard from the weather (news) forecasters was it was not going to be ideal conditions for the eclipse; 50 -75% cloud coverage, and a chance of scattered storms. No storms, and few clouds in the St. Clair area. PERFECT conditions. The total solar eclipse from Meramec Lakes was spectacular. Removed the protective glasses during totality, and wow, what a sensational view………and the sky was such a beautiful blue. We could not have picked a better spot.
No golf played today. People from all around the country were there. Two men from Liverpool, England came for this special event, listened to the band, ate bar-b-que. Three from Toronto brought their special telescopic video equipment and captured the entire event through totality and out. Cheers rang out during darkness, then another round of cheers about 2 minutes 40 sec. later when the sun started to show again.
A lady that had accompanied the two gentleman from Toronto said she didn’t want to come, but was in tears during totality. What a beautiful event that only God could create! Thank YOU!