Bike lights come in handy this time of the year. We have lost 4.5 hours of daylight since June...cutting many late evening rides short.
Weather conditions stay extremely quiet through next week. No big storms, no soaking rain (or snow) anytime soon. We are spoiled!
Saturday: Calmer wind. Sunny. H: 55° Wind: CALM
Saturday Night: Clear, cool. L: 39°
Sunday: Partly cloudy. H: 61° L: 43° Wind: S 10
Monday: Clear, blue sky. H: 60° L: 41° Wind: NW 7
Tuesday: Dry. H: 58° L: 43° Wind: SE 5-10
Wednesday: Sunny. H: 62° L: 47° Wind: SE 5-10
Winter Weather Predictions:
According to legend, the thicker the brown stripe on the woolly bear caterpillar the milder the upcoming winter will be. Believe this if you take stock in the Farmer's Almanac. But there actually might be a bit of truth to this.
"There's evidence that the number of brown hairs has to do with the age of the caterpillar—in other words, how late it got going in the spring. The [band] does say something about a heavy winter or an early spring. The only thing is . . . it's telling you about the previous year."
This is a quote from entomologist, Mike Peters, at the University of Massachusetts. Intriguing observation.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released their climatological prediction for this upcoming winter. Safe to say that the forecast is murky at best due to weak climate patterns currently, like the barely existent El Nino.
NOAA predicts an equal chance of above or below normal snow and cold for Minnesota. Some scientists go even further to say that while cold outbreaks are inevitable, they won't linger as long as they did last year. Here's to hoping they're right.
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