An incredible 8 consecutive day stretch of dry weather fell upon the Twin Cities...perfect for kicking up the dust on the trail. While rain on Friday settles some of this dust, the extended outlook remains dry. This is payback for the waterlogged June we had.
Saturday: Sunny. Dry. H: 88 Wind: SW 2-4
Saturday Night: Isolated showers. L: 65
Sunday: Mostly clear & breezy. H: 75 L: 58 Wind: NW 10-15
Monday: Comfortable. H: 79 L: 61 Wind: N 5-10
Tuesday: Sunny, average late-summer afternoon. H: 83 L: 62 Wind: W 4
Wednesday: Dry. H: 80 L: 63 Wind: NW 2-4
Massive Mayfly Emergence: Ever capture a mayfly in your face while riding? Chances are you did if you've been biking in southeastern MN. During summer mayflies are known to emerge along a stretch of the Upper Mississippi River Valley from Davenport, Iowa through St. Paul. The results of which are often captured by doppler radar. Swarms...even piles of mayflies were reported July 20th near La Crosse.
Hazy sky, Brilliant Sunset: Wildfire season has begun in Canada and an expansive area of fires continue to burn in the Northwest Territories. Persistent northwesterly flow could help drag this wildfire smoke down into the Twin Cities.
Summer Derecho: "Derecho" is a Spanish word meaning "direct" or "straight ahead." A funny word, yes, but the results can be dangerous. A derecho event blew across northern Minnesota Monday night. Luckily, for our trails sake, the most damaging winds missed the Twin Cities (summer-time thunderstorms are notoriously difficult to predict).
Below is a recap by the Storm Prediction Center of the derecho event last Monday night.
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