The longest stretch of sub-freezing weather goes back to the pioneer days when St. Paul had 98 consecutive days below 32 degrees. While we won't even come close to that number, you can expect it to stay freezing through next week. Hang tight, a thaw (albeit subtle) arrives around Thanksgiving.
We aren't the only ones suffering in the snow and cold. Ishpeming, MI (Marquette County) received an eye-popping 42.5" of snow recently. And now the arctic air has flooding the Ohio Valley with temperatures 30 degrees colder than earlier this week.
Weekend Snow: Another snow event looks to track across southern Minnesota Saturday. Computer guidance has been all over the place with this one (much like the last one) but we can be sure of accumulating snow, especially south of the MN River Valley. A mere inch of snow across the south metro looks to be the best bet.
Friday: Sunny. Wind chill in the teens. H: 21 Wind: NWN 4
Friday Night: Clear and cold. L: 6
Saturday: Snow, especially s'rn MN. Dusting-1 inch. H: 25 L: 10 Wind: SW 4
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, snow showers. H: 22 L: 11 Wind: SW 10-15
Monday: Partly sunny. Wind chill: 4° H: 19 L: 8 Wind: NW 15-20 G 25
Tuesday: Partly sunny. H: 23 L: 13 Wind: w 10
Frozen Soil: Trail conditions often change rapidly in late fall/early winter. As Steve from the Theo crew points out:
The ground isn't completely frozen under that snow at Theo. Late night/early morning it's pretty hard and cold but once the temps start to rise to near freezing the ground thaws a little. This makes it very vulnerable to damage that may not show until spring which will mean it will take us longer to get the trail open then.
On average, soil initially freezes around early December. After December 8th, the top few layers of soil are usually frozen solid and the snow can then be groomed to perfection.
And now MORC has a pair of these bad boys to get the job done. The Honda bikes are relatively new this season and will surely improve the fatbike experience.
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