The snow you see out on the trails is here to stay. No significant warm up in sight. My apologies in advance for those wishing for a warm up! Conditions look to stay colder than normal through the weekend with a few nuisance snow showers.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Snow showers. H: 13 Wind: NE 5
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. L: 0 Wind: CALM
Sunday: Light snow showers. H: 14 L: 10 Wind: SE 5
Monday: Cloudy, snow showers. H: 27 L: 14 Wind: W 5-10
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. H: 18 L: -3 Wind: W 5-10
Wednesday: Bitter cold returns. H: 8 L: -4 Wind Chill: near 0
2WheelWeather Talk - Episode #2
I recently had a chance to catch up with Brad Boyd, the race director of the Fatbike Frozen 40. This 40 mile endurance race occurs in the middle of February...in Minnesota...in the dead of winter!...so the weather will sure to have an impact on race day!
Building a Snow Ready Cycling City
The Twin Cities has received 9.2" of snow this season. So far, that's 5" below normal. We got a long way to go because we typically average 51.8" of snow a year. But, hey, at least the city plows the Greenway!
Other cities like Ottawa, Canada average 88" of snow a year. This city has also been busy planning a bike infrastructure that helps cyclists travel year round.
With the plowing of more bike lanes, new 'meter hitches' and inexpensive fatbikes, the number of winter riders is bound to increase!
Simple Physics and Cycling
Remember torque and kinetic energy in high school physics class? Scientists at MIT are using basic physics to turn a bike into a hybrid. The Copenhagen Wheel makes pedaling effortless. What's even cooler is that the same energy that powers your forward motion also powers environmental sensors such as relative humidity, carbon monoxide and temperature. Every Copenhagen Wheeled bike is essentially a mobile weather station!
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