Trail riding could be rather limited this week as early morning rains on Monday closed many trails and more rain arrives Tuesday and Thursday. Be sure to check the latest trail conditions.
Tuesday: Afternoon thunderstorms. Hail/high wind threat. H: 83 Wind: SW 5-10
Tuesday Night: Storms ending after midnight. L: 61 Wind: NW 7
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. H: 77 L: 59 Wind: CALM
Thursday: Afternoon showers & storms. H: 79 L: 60 Wind: SW 5-10
Friday: Decreasing clouds. H: 75 L: 58 Wind: NW 5-10
Saturday: Partly cloudy, breezy. H: 75 L: 59 Wind: SW 10-15
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Late PM thunderstorms. H: 80 L: 61 Wind: SW 2-4
Minnesota averages 34 tornadoes in a typical year. So far, we've had 6 tornadoes. The primary season for severe weather in Minnesota is between April 15-September 17 so there's still time to get closer to average.
Men More Likely to be Killed by Lightning
Okay, guys, even though you have a better chance of dating a supermodel than getting struck by lightning you still are more likely to be killed by lightning than your female counterparts. Why? In short, because of male behavior.
"Possible explanations for this finding are that males are unaware of all the dangers associated with lightning, are more likely to be in vulnerable situations, are unwilling to be inconvenienced by the threat of lightning, are in situations that make it difficult to get to a safe place in a timely manner, don't react quickly to the lightning threat, or any combination of these explanations, " according to the National Weather Service, NOAA.
In this recent study, biking was considered a leisure activity along with camping and fishing. Riding bikes, motorcycles and ATVs made up 7% of lightning fatalities. For the record, the number one lightning fatality sport was soccer (41%) and not golf (28%) as many believe.
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