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Offline kenw

(No subject)Southern Tier late February W to E?
« on: December 08, 2022, 12:50:13 pm »
Hi:  I biked on the Southern Tier from San Diego to Austin last year -- I departed the second week of March.  I aim to do similar this spring and to leave three weeks earlier, so late February. I had only a couple super cold hours last year -- and am wondering if anyone thinks those three weeks earlier are problematic for this year.  Of course, we never know what weather will bring.  Thanks.

Offline John Nettles

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Re: (No subject)Southern Tier late February W to E?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2022, 02:51:51 pm »
One man's super cold is another man's comfortable.  I would suggest you check out WeatherSpark.com and decide what YOU think works for YOU. 

Hope you have a great tour!  Tailwinds, John

Offline staehpj1

Re: (No subject)Southern Tier late February W to E?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2022, 08:48:28 pm »
The year I did it I started in mid Feb.  I thought the weather was fine.  Frost many nights, but it warmed up quickly most days.  No real snow beyond a little (not much more than a dusting) on the top of a couple passes, but roads were always clear.  I found the weather much nicer than hot weather.

Other years could be worse for snow, but I think you would usually be able to wait a couple days for roads to clear in most cases.