Working with the Weather – St. George City Half Marathon

When you need to run in conditions other than what you’re used to, what is the solution for clothing?

The weather in Saint George Utah will be in the low-mid 30’s to start at 9 AM, possibly up to low-mid 40’s at 11:25 when I should have crossed the finish line.

10 Day forecast for St. George Utah including January 16
10 Day forecast for St. George Utah including January 16

 

From Active.com:

30-40°F

It’s time to start taking your base layers seriously. Make sure they are non-cotton so that they wick sweat off your body—extremely important in colder temperatures when body moisture can lead to hypothermia. Also, start thinking about extremities. Try a fleece headband over your ears and fingerless running gloves for your hands. If it’s below freezing, consider lined leggings and a long-sleeve shirt paired with a running vest. Aim for two layers on top.

Saturday, December 16 looks like it’s going to start out with an overnight low of about 32, rising slowly to 40 around 10 AM.

Hourly forecast for St. George Utah Saturday January 16
Hourly forecast for St. George Utah Saturday January 16

Late Breaking Weather Advisory

Affecting the drive down more than anything else, since we’re heading to St. George mid-day Friday.

    • Issued by MeteoAlarm

      Salt Lake City, UT

      2:59pm MST, Thu Jan 14

… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 11 AM MST FRIDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 11 AM MST FRIDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA… THE WASATCH FRONT… WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS… GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT… WEST CENTRAL UTAH… AND THE SEVIER AND SANPETE VALLEYS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS… GENERALLY 1 TO 4 INCHES… LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* TIMING… DEVELOPING IN THE PRE-DAWN HOURS… WITH THE BULK OF THE SNOW DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE… BEFORE TAPERING OFF MID DAY.

* IMPACTS… EARLY MORNING SNOWFALL WILL LIKELY CREATE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE. PLAN EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL FRIDAY MORNING… AND ALLOW EXTRA FOLLOWING DISTANCE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

FOR WINTER ROAD CONDITIONS FROM THE UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION…

Early morning in Saint George Utah
Early morning in Saint George Utah
Mid morning in Saint George Utah
Mid morning in Saint George Utah

So I’m working out my clothing selections. I’m used to running at -10F from my days in Colorado, but the whole 35F thing is kind of messing with my head. I’ll keep you in the loop as I decide what to do about it in the next couple of days.

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