Sure, Punxsutauney Phil did not see his shadow and predicted an early spring. No early spring for us just yet as arctic air sends temperatures below normal this week. Aside from the cold, the weather remains quiet. No big winter storms brewing anytime soon. As it has been observed during El Nino winters, above normal snowfall in February in Minnesota is not common.
After brief melting on Sunday, what's left of the snow is here to stay. Luckily, temperatures consistently stay below freezing this week to maintain the singletrack snow conditions.
Next week, however, the great thaw will take place. In addition to above normal temperatures (normal ~ 29°), a storm looks to target the Upper Midwest with a sloppy rain/snow mix. Still a ways out, but bet on closed trails next week.
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