Updated By Meteorologist Samantha Roberts:
It's a harbinger of Spring and a Richmond tradition! The Monument Avenue 10K will take place tomorrow morning. If you've participated in the past, you know that we've had warmer years, colder years, and wetter years. (How about last year?! Remember that soaker?!)
So, of course, we had to crunch the numbers. Which years were the coldest? Warmest? Wettest?
How will tomorrow's forecast compare to years past? If our forecast overnight low of 32° verifies, tomorrow's Monument Avenue 10K will be the second coldest in the history of the race. We may see a stray area of light rain or a few flurries at the start of the race but clouds should break up through the morning, and most of the race will be dry. By the time you're finished, we should be in the lower 40s.
If you've run the race in the past and you want to see how your race year ranked, I've compiled all of the numbers for you below. (Yes, I really like numbers :) ALMOST as much as I like running!)
(Important note: The numbers above are based on the morning low temperatures from each race day. Those numbers, including the rainfall total from last year were recorded at Richmond International Airport.)
GOOD LUCK to all of you running tomorrow morning! I know you'll do awesome!