A late start to a snowy winter, yes. But as we all know it only takes one storm to dump a season's worth in one day. This year patience is a virtue for fatbikes looking for snow. Bet on several rain events this weekend as temperatures hover above freezing. Looking at Tuesday night into Wednesday to be our next solid chance of accumulating flakes.
Snow melt (orange) has been dramatic across Minnesota. Temperatures 10+ degrees above normal and a few rain events have all but depleted our snowpack.
GFS computer model continues to show a storm Tuesday-Wednesday with the potential for accumulating snow. Rain may begin initially, with a change to snow late. The rain will cut down on snowfall amounts significantly. Maybe an inch or two of slush?
No two winters are alike. Same can be said of El Ninos. But the overall weather pattern looks to change up late next week. Cold enough air for snow returns as early as Wednesday of next week.
More rain than snow expected in the metro this weekend. Minor snow accumulations possible early next week. A return of colder (yet near normal) air late next week with the hopes of an extended freeze to firm up the mountain bike trails.
Summer brings warm afternoons perfect for biking, but the summer heat and humidity can also spark thunderstorms and severe weather. Be prepared for any type of adverse weather headed your way with Aeris Pulse.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story