MORC Trail Conditions report very icy conditions at various trailheads across the Twin Cities. Nearly an inch of precipitation followed by a 25 degree temperature drop has turned the trails into an ice rink. In addition, 50 mile per hour winds have likely downed trees and branches along the singletrack.
This year is officially the wettest on record in the Twin Cities. The Christmas Day storm topped off the yearly precipitation to 40.32 inches. The wettest month this year was August.
New Year Storm
What the trails need is a good blanket of fresh snow. A storm Monday-Tuesday of next week may bring that potential. Depending on the exact storm track the area may see significant rain or heavy snow. A colder, snowier solution is favored at the moment.
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