For a girl who loves the warmth of summer, I've been dreading forecasting the first snow of the season. Don't get me wrong, I love riding fat bikes just as much as the next person but...is it too early for snow?
A Saskatchewan Screamer (variation of an Alberta Clipper that originates over the Canadian province Saskatchewan ) dives into Minnesota early next week. The Twin Cities will see flakes but accumulating snow?...we'll leave that to northern Minnesota.
Also the coldest air of the season arrives...and stays for the next 2 weeks. Our fair weather honeymoon is over!
Saturday: Flurries early AM, no accumulation. PM sprinkles. H: 46° Wind: NW 10-15
Saturday Night: Brief clearing and the first freeze. L: 31° Wind:
Sunday: Cloudy. AM rain/snow mix. Afternoon light rain. H: 49° L: 33° Wind: W 10-15
Monday: Isolated drizzle/flurries. No accumulation. H: 41° L: 28° Wind: NW 10-15
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Colder than average. H: 44° L: 31° Wind: NW 10
Wednesday: Partly sunny. H: 47° L: 34° Wind: SW 5-10
If you're itching to get the fat bikes into some snow, you gotta head up north. Total snow accumulations across the Iron Range by Tuesday afternoon could be 3-5 inches. Roads will be just wet but a slushy accumulation likely on the dirt.
For the record, the average first snowfall across Minnesota usually occurs early to mid November.
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