AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU LIVE UP HERE? Sure, it’s a little dry – but massive wildfires and storms the size of Texas don’t disrupt your fishing or hunting adventures. We track the conditions that remind us – “hey, six months of winter isn’t that bad” – in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: An angler works a bait in over an underwater hump. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 9/9 – Getting gusty. Hi 84, Lo 55, Winds SSE @ 14, G25
Tomorrow: Sun 9/10 – Slight cool front later, Hi 86, Lo 58, Winds StoNW @ 9.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:14AM Sunset: 8:05PM
Moonrise: 10:10PM Moonset: 10:54AM
Overhead: 4:11AM Underfoot: 4:37PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (86% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 10:30 – 11:30AM. Catch moonset and calmer waters for your best bite before breezes pick up this afternoon. Today’s Edge Hour comes at an odd time, but the moon will give you the advantage.
WEST COAST BURNING. Wildfires continue to plague western and central Canada, Montana, Oregon, and California and smoke trails cover about a third of the U.S. as a result. The ARCGIS map keeps a real-time updated tally on where and how big these fire events are and the Wildfire Today smoke map shows how the atmosphere picks up the smoke from these fires and spreads it across the country.
IRMA IN RANGE. Hurricane Irma, the strongest hurricane ever to form in the Atlantic Ocean, is locked in on Florida and will run the state from tip to top. Expected to still be a Category 4, the landfall late today or early tomorrow will alter not only human habilitation throughout the Sunshine State, but the inundation of saltwater will impact inland freshwater lakes, such as Okeechobee for months or years to come.
MIXED DROUGHT. Meanwhile, closer to home, drought conditions are fading across the central portion of North Dakota, but a horseshoe in the western quarter is still dry. As is common knowledge by now, the NDG&F points to this summer’s lingering arid conditions as the primary reason for dismal sharp-tailed grouse (13/100 mi, -29%) and Hungarian partridge (4/100 mi., -62%) recruitment ahead of today’s season opener.