Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Weather Forecast
Like a big wildfire the Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon creates it’s own weather. Each year the weather seems to follow a similar pattern where a little bit of snow falls before the race and blustery wind and cold temperatures occur during the race. It’s never a warm and pleasant day for the dog teams to start the race and this year will be no exception.
The mushers are a tough group and know how to dress properly. It’s the spectators I worry about as I remember all too clearly the whining and complaining I heard come out of my children’s mouths and mine at last year’s start. Maybe they should rename the Beargrease the Brrrrgrease?
Friday…Snow likely in the morning…then snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 2 to 5 inches. Highs 15 to 20. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 10 below to 20 below zero in the morning.
Friday Night…Cloudy. Snow in the evening…then a chance of light snow after midnight. Moderate snow accumulations. Lows 3 to 8. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday…Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 11 to 16. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night And Sunday…Mostly cloudy. Lows 6 below to 11 below zero. Highs 1 to 6.
Sunday Night…Partly cloudy. Lows 10 below to 15 below zero.
Monday And Monday Night…Mostly cloudy. Highs 2 to 7. Lows 10 below to 15 below zero.
Tuesday And Tuesday Night…Partly cloudy. Highs 2 to 7. Lows 12 below to 17 below zero.
Wednesday…Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 7 to 12.