SUMMER FALLING. One more warm day today, before a cooler trend sweeps over the region. Winds will shift and rise around midday, so get your fishing or hunting in this morning and save the beach time for the afternoon with highs one more (last?) time in the 90s. We dip back into the old bag of outdoors adages and look for truth in some sayings in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A fawn takes off in front of the trail cam. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 9/2 – Fish the morning! Hi 93, Lo 57, Winds StoNW @ 24, G31
Tomorrow: Sun 9/3 – A taste of fall? Hi 70, Lo 56, Winds NW @ 25, G34
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:06AM Sunset: 8:17PM
Moonrise: 7:07PM Moonset: 4:10AM
Overhead: Fol. Day Underfoot: 11:42AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (93% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 7:00 – 8:00AM. We’ll be rocking and rolling after noon, with northwest gusts rising into the low 30 mph range, so take advantage of the sunrise hour and early morning to get on a hot bite. This should also be a good second morning on stand, with light winds to start and mid-50s for pre-dawn lows making for pleasant bow hunting conditions.
SEEING RED. Red sun at night, sailors delight. Red sun in morning, sailors take warning. This long-developed saying has roots in the Bible and even a Shakespearian equivalent. In short, according to info from the Library of Congress, when the sun appears red at dawn or dusk, it’s being filtered through dust in a clear sky – which is usually brought on by a stable high. If it’s red at dusk, typically the high is settling into the area, if it’s red at dawn, that means the high pressure has already been in the area, and a new front is on the way shortly.
SEVEN-ELEVEN. Rain before seven, shine by eleven. This was one of my grandma’s favorites, especially those wet mornings at the lake that gave way to warm sunny days. It rings true for two reasons. First, if it’s raining when you wake up and is just a squall, odds are some or most of the rain has already passed. Second, as the sun gains strength in the morning, by midday, the heat may have helped to dissipate the clouds.
BLOWIN’ SMOKE. When smoke’s on the fall, put a deer on the wall. Drawn from those chilly days when houses were heated by fire or woodburning stove and had chimneys where the smoke came out, this adage about still mornings (where the smoke didn’t get blown away immediately) for great outdoors activity is true today, though heating sources may have changed. Calm days are generally stable days and typically result in more movement by game when they don’t have to contend with shifting fronts and conditions where it’s tough for them to hear.
Add these to your adages and Stay Sharp!