Gosh, this Autumn has been gorgeous! The recent white snow against the backdrop of bright late fall color has really made for great photo ops. The MSP Airport officially received 1.1" of snow Wednesday morning while Milroy in Redwood County measured 10.50 inches!
Even with this small amount of snow in the metro, many trails are still closed. The word on the trail is that the underlying brush needs to be frozen before any snow riding can begin. Well, that might be a while because the average date of initial soil freeze is December 8 in Minneapolis. The earliest was November 13. Of course soil freeze is all dependent on air temperature...and we're looking at a potential cold blast next week!
Dry and rather seasonable weather is expected this weekend. Tempting to take to the trails but check the conditions before you go! Then a solid 48 hr+ period of below freezing temperatures is expected early next week as an unusually strong Canadian high pressure settles into Minnesota on Monday. Get the winter weather apparel together!
Saturday: Dry, breezy. Late PM clearing. H: 43 Wind: WNW 10-15 G 20
Saturday Night: Clear. L: 26 Wind: W 5-10
Sunday: Partly sunny. H: 45 L: 27 Wind: SW 5-10
Monday: Flurries/drizzle. Cloudy & much colder. H: 28 L: 18 Wind: N 10
Tuesday: Sunny but COLD. We'll be lucky if we break 30°. H: 29 L: 22 Wind: W 5-10
Wednesday: Warming up above freezing. H: 37 L: 25 Wind: SW 10-15
Super Typhoon Haiyan Makes History
World weather history was made Thursday night as Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the central Philippines. Winds were sustained at 195 mph making Haiyan the strongest tropical cyclone to ever make landfall. This storm tops Hurricane Camille that had winds up to 190 mph when it made landfall along the Mississippi coast in 1969. At one point, winds within Haiyan were gusting to 235 mph. Crazy! That's comparable to a EF5 tornado.
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