The warm-up we've all been waiting for arrives this week. A major pattern shift sends the jet stream north into the Arctic allowing for a dry, mild stretch of weather to take over Minnesota. Prep the mountain bikes...I predict the majority of the trails will be fully open by the end of the week.
Severe Weather Season
Minnesota's primary severe weather season is from April 15 to September 17. During the course of a typical year the area averages about 30 days with hail/damaging winds and 14 days with tornadoes.
All the weather data accessible on 2WheelWeather is provided by Aeris Weather; a Minneapolis-based company. With severe weather season upon us mountain bikers need to stay alert for adverse weather while on the ride.
Aeris Weather has developed an app, Aeris Pulse, that uses your current GPS location to highlight where the weather threats are relative to you. This is my go-to app for receiving push notifications and in-app alerts when hazardous or severe weather approaches my current location. Push notifications detail everything from heavy rainfall to severe storms with hail, lightning, and even tornadoes.
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