Muddy Trail Alert

It doesn’t take a meteorologist to figure out that it’s too wet to ride.  That infamous “do not enter” sign is the status of various metro area trails on the MORC trail conditions page.

A healthy dose of one to three inches of rain fell across our area already this week.  Thundershowers have been meandering through our area today with more rain on the way Thursday.  Hang tight.  The weather will improve on Friday and Saturday looks great for the Tour de Fat.

7 Day Radar Estimated Rainfall. Yellow = 2"-3"

CycleCast

Thursday: Early AM fog. Mostly cloudy. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms. H: mid 80s

Friday: Partly sunny and dry. Free air conditioning! H: upper 70s

Saturday: Sunny.  Dry for the Tour de Fat festivities in Loring Park. H: low 80s

Sunday: A return of showers and thunderstorms. H: mid 80s

Yes, the rain has put a damper on our riding but area farmers have been happy to get the moisture.  The recent summer heat has helped to create a flash drought.  Nearly 70% of the country is now in a drought that has only taken a few month to develop.  The drought has taken its toll on some crops, like corn and soybeans, while others have benefited from the hot and dry weather.  If you like your food spicy, then you’re in luck.  Turns out that peppers thrive in hot, dry weather.

The rain expected today through Thursday will be less than a half inch.  Locations that don’t need the rain, like Duluth, will likely get the highest amounts.

Rainfall forecast through Friday.

Tour de Fat Time!

Get the tutus ready cause Tour de Fat is coming to town this Saturday at Loring Park.  This free event helps support our nonprofit bike organizations, like MORC!  Come out to enjoy some good camaraderie, beer and music.  The weather looks great: sunny, low 80s and a light breeze. Booyah!

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