NORTHERN COMFORT. Our fall-like feelings will fade as temperatures for the weekend build into the 90s through Tuesday. So take it easy on those grouse dogs this weekend for the big opener! We look north in today’s Three Things and celebrate yet another great early September day which will facilitate good hunting and fishing.
(Featured Photo: You know the way home, just look up. Simonson image)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 9/7 – Warming up. Hi 81, Lo 49, Winds WtoN @ 8.
Tomorrow: Fri 9/8 – Switch in the wind. Hi 83, Lo 53, Winds SE @ 11.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:12AM Sunset: 8:09PM
Moonrise: 9:10PM Moonset: 8:32AM
Overhead: 2:32AM Underfoot: 2:57PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (98% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 7:10 – 8:10AM. Ride the downhill slope of the still powerful, but waning full moon to a successful morning. With light winds and sunrise on your side as well, bow hunters and anglers should both see a lot of movement in today’s Edge Hour.
NORTHERN LIGHTS. Did you catch a glimpse of the horizon last night? There was a good chance that in the northern tier of North Dakota, you saw the northern lights. If you’re looking for real-time northern lights monitoring, look no further than the Aurora Service website. For a three-day forecast, the NOAA Space Weather page monitors incoming ion storms from the sun.
NORTHERN SNAKEHEAD. Perhaps one of the ugliest invasive species is the Northern Snakehead, a fish, that like its name states, has a very serpent-like head on a body similar to that of a bowfin. Currently found in some waterways of the east coast and Lake Michigan and southern stretches of the Missouri, the northern snakehead is introduced via aquarium releases.
NORTHERN HARRIER. Meanwhile, the Northern Harrier is an expected guest in the upper Midwest, where it spends its summer breeding in ND and points north, and winters in the southern third of the US and all of Mexico. A ground nester, the Harrier is frequently seen on the plains and open areas of the north, and winters in similar areas down south following a fall migration.