The worst that winter had to offer is now behind us. Boston has been hogging all the snow! They are literally measuring the snow by the foot...near 6 feet of snow in a mere 2 weeks time in some suburbs. Ridiculous. We're lucky if we get an inch.
But seems like we've prayed to the snow gods and they have answered. New snow arrives Tuesday with a quick-hitting 1-3 inch event. It's amazing what just a little snow can do to the trails. This new snow is followed by extended cold. Bodes well for the Fatbike Frozen 40 on Saturday!
Tuesday: Quickly accumulating snow. H: 32 Wind: SE 10-15
Tuesday Night: Snow ending. 1-3 inch totals. L: 20
Wednesday: Windy, blowing snow. H: 22 L: -4 Wind: NW 30-35
Thursday: Partly sunny, cold. H: 12 L: 4 Wind: NW 15-20
Friday: Colder than average. H: 20 L: 0 Wind: NW 20
Saturday: Cold sun. Wind chill 15-20 below zero. H: 7 L: -6 Wind: NW 15-20
Sunday: Snow showers. H: 20 L: 14 Wind: SE 20
Snow Totals: Tuesday's snow hits northern Minnesota the most. 3-5 inches are possible across the COGGS trails, whereas the MORC trails receive 1-3 inches of new snow. Grooming/packing will be needed either way.
Looking for groomed singletrack? Check out the new website rolled out by 45NRTH that highlights Midwest trail conditions. "This is the future of winter cycling. This is groomed singletrack": http://groomedsingletrack.com/ride
Winter Bike to Work Day: Okay, okay, our winter hasn't been THAT bad. But it can certainly be brutal some years. But Minnesotans are a hearty people. A recent poll showed Minneapolis in 5th place for the most participants in Winter Bike to Work Day. Mind you this is an international pole. Go us!
Suffering through the Snow: Cycling Weekly asked British cyclists to showcase their best winter riding photos. Tons of skinnies in the snow! Show us your best winter riding photo on 2WW's FaceBookpage!
Rockin' Fatties: This is the first time I've seen photographic evidence of the Minneapolis Police Department on fatbikes. They are definitely prepared for whatever a Minnesota winter throws at 'em!
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