Let's face it, we all need to be done with this winter.
Minnesota does catch a big break this week. A significant warm-up occurs that brings us out of the sub-zero range and back above freezing! Finally!
Tuesday: Sunny and warm! H: 39 Wind: SW 10
Tuesday Night: Partly clear. L: 19
Wednesday: Increasing clouds. H: 37 L: 25 Wind: SW 10-15
Thursday: Snow. H: 31 L: 5 Wind: NW 10-15
Friday: Turning colder. H: 15 L: 4 Wind: NW 10
Saturday: Partly sunny, cold. H: 16 L: -1 Wind: NW 5
Sunday: Sunny. H: 8 L: -2 Wind: NW 5
Zero Degree Streak Ends
A string of 17 consecutive days with minimum temperatures of 0 degrees F or lower was observed from January 26 to February 11, the 8th longest such streak in the Twin Cities climate records. But this may be the end of temperatures of 0 degrees F or below with the possible exception of early this weekend (Fed 15). All of the forecast and outlook models suggest more moderate temperatures for the rest of the month. Some other counts of days with 0 degrees F or colder this winter for other cities include:
Frozen40 Clipper Snow
In the world of fatbike racing, it's amazing how quickly trail conditions can change. From hard-packed to mashed potatoes kind of snow, conditions can change by the day even by the hour. The main factor for change? The weather.
This is 2WheelWeather's second year providing a Frozen 40 CycleCast. This year's race weather offers more snow and rapidly changing course conditions...classic fatbike weather, indeed.