Get your spandex ready! Cool, quiet and comfortable conditions will make for the perfect riding weather this weekend. Soak up all the singletrack while you can...scattered thunderstorms are expected Monday and Tuesday.
Saturday: Scattered clouds, dewpoints in the 40s! H: 78 Wind: N 2-4
Saturday Night: Mostly clear L: 56 Wind: CALM
Sunday: Clouds gradually increase but a dry day. H: 79 L: 62 Wind: S 2-4
Monday: Turning cloudy, late afternoon thunder. H: 81 L: 68 Wind: SW 10-15
Tuesday: Morning rain, decreasing PM clouds. H: 83 L: 65 Wind: NW 10-15
Wednesday: Partly cloudy H: 78 L: 61 Wind: NW 2-4
Cooler Than Average Continues
70's in early August? Feels more like the beginning of June. This cooler air doesn't show signs of surrendering anytime soon either. The image below shows a puddle of cool, Canadian air invading the Midwest and Northeast sometime late next week. Will fall come early this year? Either way, I doubt anyone will be complaining about the comfortable riding weather.
For the first time since January, the daily average temperature starts to tumble in August. We are loosing precious daylight now and that becomes apparent with our high and low temperatures throughout the month.
Poison Ivy on Steroids
Research shows that higher CO2 levels can make poison ivy bigger and itchier. When the plants were exposed to higher amounts of CO2, the toxicity of urushiol (oil that inflames human skin) increases and the leaves get even bigger. From Climate Central, "the figure above shows the amount of oil produced under different CO2 scenarios - following the rise from 1950 to today and continuing into the future as CO2 emissions are expected to continue to rise."
Sometimes mountain biking and poison ivy go hand in hand. So the next time you find yourself off the trail and into some poison ivy, oak or sumac follow this at-home remedy will help combat that itchy oil : http://bit.ly/17oTqUe
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