Has anyone resorted to using their indoor trainer yet? The two rounds of heavy rain since Friday morning have really put a damper on any outdoor riding. Rainfall amounts have been between 1-3 inches in parts of southwestern MN and more heavy rain is expected tonight with an additional 1-3″ possible. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in that area.
Trail 24 Hour Rainfall Totals:
Carver/Battle Creek: 0.33″
Gusty winds developed behind the rain Saturday afternoon. Winds were gusting close to 50 mph. Winds that strong could have easily caused small branches to come down in the woods and on our trails. Thunderstorms will again develop in western Minnesota and move into the metro tonight. The storms could initially be severe in southern MN but by the time they make their way into the metro heavy rain will be the primary threat. Rainfall totals could exceed an inch across central MN as the rain is expected to continue through Sunday afternoon. The recent rain has certainly been beneficial to area farmers and those with agricultural interests. The trails will get a chance to dry out next week with relatively quieter (drier) weather on the way.
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