With temperatures swinging from 61°F to 1°F in less than 48 hours in Boulder, we were curious about how the weather differs between the next three host cities for the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships (Boulder, Austin and Asheville).

Below is the current weather in the three cities.  People might think of Texas and North Carolina as being warmer, if not balmy climates for National Championships, at least compared to Verona, Kansas City or Boulder, but the data might surprise you. At the time of writing this, Asheville, North Carolina, the host city of the 2016 Nationals, is forecast to have a low of -9°F tomorrow night, while Austin, Texas won’t even climb above 40°F during the day tomorrow. Both of those data points are colder than the equivalent forecast of Boulder, Colorado.

Here are current two-day forecasts in three cities, plus Verona (2012, 2013) thrown in for good measure by reader request.

Boulder, CO: 2014 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

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Austin, TX: 2015 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships Find more about Weather in Austin, TX
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Asheville, NC: 2016 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships Find more about Weather in Asheville, NC
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Verona, WI: 2012, 2013 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships Find more about Weather in Verona, WI
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People may also think of Texas and visual a desert and cactus, yet Austin gets significantly more precipitation in the winter months than Boulder, as seen in this chart thanks to Weather.com:

Climate Comparison for Boulder  CO and Austin  TX

Climate Comparison for Boulder CO and Austin TX

Better yet, because we obsess about anything cyclocross-related, especially things that might impact tire choice, we compiled this table below of weather averages for the next three USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships host cities.

2014-2016 Cyclocross National Championship Host City Weather

City
Boulder, CO
Austin, TX
Asheville, NC
Avg temp (Jan)335038
Avg high (Jan)456047
Avg low (Jan)214028
Avg Precip (Jan)0.52.22.6
Avg # of Precip Days1.7810
Avg Snowfall (Jan, inches)8.20.45.6

 
Of course, anything can happen in any locale, and cold spells, like the one hitting the East Coast right now, can make averages irrelevant and racing challenging, and there’s no way to exactly predict what’s in store for this year’s Nationals. The beauty of cyclocross is that our sport and athletes can adapt to almost any condition and climate, and regardless of weather, we hope to see you in all three cities.