Spring Weather 2021

wxman1

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With the apparent flipping of patterns here and most of the state forecasting highs near 50 this weekend I vote that it is time to flip over to a spring weather thread. Thanks to all that snow we had insulating the ground soil temperatures are looking quite good right now with frost less than three inches deep.

 

madguy30

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Loving the forecast so far. Would actually favor some rain over the next few days to really accelerate the melting.

I'm good with snow Nov-Feb. and after that it's time to go.

Yes I know it will likely still snow in March/April but it won't stay around for long.
 
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cycloner29

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Wanted to ride the trestle trail from Slater to Woodward on Saturday. Got to the first gravel road just west of the grain elevator outside of Slater and it was nothing but snow covered bike path as far as I could see. I was bummed.
 

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Wanted to ride the trestle trail from Slater to Woodward on Saturday. Got to the first gravel road just west of the grain elevator outside of Slater and it was nothing but snow covered bike path as far as I could see. I was bummed.
took the kids out to the Neil smith trail Sunday and found the same thing. I assume the snow will be gone here in the next day or two.
 
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NorthCyd

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"Alright the snow is finally melting!"

:: Looks at all the dog poop in my back yard ::

"Yah it can go ahead and snow again..."
Amended for my situation. Although honestly I would rather deal with the poop than more snow.
 

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Wanted to ride the trestle trail from Slater to Woodward on Saturday. Got to the first gravel road just west of the grain elevator outside of Slater and it was nothing but snow covered bike path as far as I could see. I was bummed.
Up here, the Prairie Farmer trail (runs from Cresco to Calmar) is notorious for holding snow in some spots well into May, withstanding months of highs between 50-70 degrees.