PLEASANT SUNDAY SURPRISE! So much for yesterday’s one-day forecast! Temps will be higher than expected today, but not too hot, and rain chances slim down some as well. Take advantage of these better conditions on the final day of Youth Pheasant Weekend and get someone new out in the field. We take a quick look at long-term weather prognostication in today’s Three Things, as waaaaaay out forecasts help you plan your autumn hunts…and perhaps ice fishing excursions.
(Featured Photo: A painted turtle soaks in some late season rays. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 10/1 – Shifting winds. Hi 68, Lo 50, Winds StoW@11, G18
Tomorrow: Mon 10/2 – Perfect autumn day. Hi 61, Lo 43, Winds WSW@10
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:43AM Sunset: 7:21PM
Moonrise: 5:39PM Moonset 2:56AM
Overhead: 10:45PM Underfoot: 10:21AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (83% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 7:45-8:45AM. Sunrise with light winds will propel you to success on this super Sunday in the Edge Hour. Hunting and fishing excursions will find success in the early goings, and the atter will shine all day on those windswept north points and shores from yesterday’s gales.
HAM IT UP. Basic, simple and available for every ZIP in the country, the HAM Meteogram kicks out two weeks of temperature forecasts showing the average highs and lows and where the projected temps fall in between them on a an easy-to-read graph. We typically tap this resource when we’re two weeks out from any major opener to get a feel for long-term trends.
CYCLONE SIGHT. A more detailed graph on a shorter timeline comes from the weather gurus at Iowa State, and their nine-day Meteogram which compiles all major model runs into a series of awesome graphs and a numerical summation for those folks who don’t like to watch the rise and fall or figure out what direction 235 degrees is for wind.
DONCHA NOAA? For the ultimate in prognostication, check out NOAA’s long-term forecast page. More aimed at tracking trends and extrapolating them forward, while taking in ENSO (El Nino/La Nina) status into consideration, NOAA’s long-term weather page offers 8, 14, 1-month and seasonal predictions.
Standard Dakota Edge Weather Disclaimer — All of these are purely for entertainment purposes – never trust a forecast over three days!