Meteorological spring (March-May) has begun! The coldest 90 days of the year, on average, are now behind us. Thunderstorms and temperatures in the 50s to return next week.
Strong signal for high-impact weather featuring a high probability of above normal precipitation March 8-10. This particular model (below) takes historical data and compares past events to the model forecast. Could be a while before we ride on dirt again.
The seasonal outlook from March through May indicates above normal temperatures for the Upper Midwest. In fact, this bias toward above normal temperatures may continue into summer 2016.
The final Frozen Frolic race at Murphy Hanrehan Saturday - CANCELED, again, due to warm conditions. No wonder, Saturday could be one for the record books. In fact, records will likely be broken that have stood since the late 1800s!
The spring fever will be fleeting, however. The cold comes crashing in again next week. A few days below freezing? A few chances at some singletrack action? Possibly. A persistent northwesterly flow may keep any potential snow storms south of Minnesota. We have El Nino to thank for that!
Rain, snow, sleet mix possible Sunday-Monday. Northern parts of the state stand the best chance at any accumulation. Keeping an eye on potential snow Tuesday night and again on Thursday. At this point, extreme southern Minnesota has the greatest chance of any accumulation from those two storms.
After the light rain and snow Tuesday, our weather remains very quiet for the rest of the week. Temperatures will rise above freezing during the day but arctic air will briefly return early next week...maybe even a little bit of snow next Monday. Either way, studs will be your best friend even when the temperature dips below freezing again.
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