When It Rains It Pours
Heavy rain and intense downpours are becoming more frequent in Minnesota. New analysis (by Climate Central) of 65 years of rainfall records at thousands of stations nationwide found that 40 of the lower 48 states have seen an overall increase in heavy downpours since 1950. The above graph shows the increase in number of heavy downpour events in Minnesota over an entire period from 1950 to 2014.
When the percent increase in the number of these downpours in the last decade (2005-2014) is compared to the 1950s (1950-1959) there is a slight decrease. Just another way of looking at the data. Either way, the number of intense precipitation events has been on the rise. This makes sustainable trail building practices even more important in a warming Minnesota climate.
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