For the first time this season the trails have opened. Feels good to ride dirt again! Thunderstorms Sunday, however, signaled change in the weather pattern. Winter makes a comeback Monday as conditions get progressively colder and rain changes to snow. Snow, while not unusual in April, tends to significantly decrease in occurrence this time of year. The Twin Cities typically average 2.4 inches of snow in April. While the metro receives little accumulation, the COGGS trails get 4"-6", a packable fat bike snow.
The snow that falls will not stick around for long. Temperatures stay well above freezing the remainder of the week.
weekend Warrior Weather
A fast west-to-east (zonal) flow develops across the country. This means a rather active weather pattern develops such that every other day or so the area will get precipitation. Rain Wednesday night then again Friday into Saturday may disrupt trail openings this weekend.
End of an Era
For the past four years I've had great fun writing the weather blog for the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists. I will stop contributing to the blog indefinitely as busy life changes have forced me to reevaluate my time. Providing forecasts to the off-road cycling community has been an great honor and I've loved volunteering in this unique way to such a wonderful organization! Thank you for hanging with me all these years!
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