No warm front in sight. Just clippers and cold fronts. The calendar may say Spring but Mother Nature has other plans. After a chilly Saturday, the temperatures will struggle to get close to average (47°) through next week.
Too warm to ride the trails, yet staying colder than average through at least the end of the month. We are stuck in weather limbo, for sure!
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy. H: 20 Wind: NW 10
Saturday Night: Clear and cold. L: 0 Wind: NW 4
Sunday: Sunny. H: 22 L: 9 Wind: NW 5-10
Monday: Light snow showers late. H: 30 L: 11 Wind: W 5-10
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. H: 26 L: 15 Wind: NW 5-10
Wednesday: Turning breezy. H: 37 L: 29 Wind: SE 10-15
While a few warm days here and there are certainly likely, the long-term outlook for April may favor colder than average conditions for Minnesota. The record ice cover over the Great Lakes is one reason for the lingering chill into Spring.
Heads up: the next shot at 50 degrees might be around the 2-3 of April.
Vote for Cottage Grove
One of our bike parks, Cottage Grove Bike Park, has a chance to win world class design and construction of world class bike jumps and course! The Bell Built Grant, given out by Bell Bike Helmets and International Mountain Bicycling Association, can make this happen.
Voting for CGBP starts April 21st at http://www.bellhelmets.com/bellbuilt.
Bad Weather and Facebook
Turns out it is possible that a rainy day in England can affect your mood here in the States.
Researchers have long known that emotions can be spread through people via face-to-face interaction, but the new frontier is to examine whether the effect translates to social media interactions.
They found that negative Facebook posts increased by 1.16% and positive posts decreased by 1.19% in response to gloomy weather.
"These results imply that emotions themselves might ripple through social networks to generate large-scale synchrony that gives rise to clusters of happy and unhappy individuals," the report states.
In a nutshell, your unhappiness about the weather could spread well beyond your backyard to other cities that may not even be experiencing bad weather!
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