THE THUNDER ROLLS. Storms pushed through central and southern ND last night, bringing a solid shot of rain to Bismarck and points south, with some severe cells in the mix. Did you know lightning is so powerful it can send a DeLorean through time? I’m sure you did. Did you know it’s more likely to strike men than women? Kinda true. Check it out in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: The leading edge of a thunderstorm rolls across the Missouri River and into Bismarck on Tuesday night. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
We may make it close to 80, but the low 90s of yesterday are gone on the winds that brought bumpy weather into the region last night. Hope you enjoyed your summer!
Today: Wed 6/28 – NW Winds Fade in Evening. Hi 78, Lo 61, Winds NW @ 20 mph.
Tomorrow: Thu 6/29 – Cooler with rain. Hi 73, Lo 56, Winds W @ 12 mph.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:51AM Sunset: 9:41PM
Moonrise: 11:19AM Moonset: 12:24AM
Overhead: 6:13PM Underfoot: 5:48AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (27% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00 – 7:00PM. With some slack in the winds and moon overhead, fish should be bumping up from yet another post-frontal trip. Make it an evening angling adventure for your best chance at hooking up.
THREE THINGS. Light it up with a little lightning knowledge.
CG. Cloud-to-ground lightning is the most studied form of lightning, as it can be measured by instruments on the ground, where the strike terminates. Because of that same fact, it is the most dangerous as it ends its journey on the ground, going through objects it hits and typically makes for those great lightning bolt photos of classic white streak splitting the sky.
THE HEAT IS ON. Heat Lightning is often believed to not be accompanied by thunder. Typically observed in late summer – often with no accompanying rain – as a flash in the cloud bank overhead, it appears to make no rumble of thunder, however, that is due to the fact that the point of origin is so far away that by the time the noise reaches the observer, it has dissipated to inaudible levels.
GET INSIDE GUYS. Men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women. Partly because (as a guy) we’re just generally idiots, but we’re also more likely to be outside, in a boat, 9 miles from the launch, racing the stormfront back to the dock…or golfing. Despite the 4:1 odds, lightning doesn’t care about gender. Get inside when it looks like it’ll get bad.
Stay safe and Stay Sharp!