ENJOY IT! Today is a gem in the middle of a coal patch in terms of weather, so take advantage before tomorrow’s big shift. With relatively light southerlies and wonderful fall temps and lots of sunshine, you might even be able to sneak a few casts in today! We talk the benefit of wind and more in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Migrating Canada geese avoid the stubble on a stopover in a cut wheat field near McKenzie, N.D. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 10/25 – Almost too perfect… Hi 66, Lo 43, Winds SW@13, G20.
Tomorrow: Thu 10/26 – Rising winds, falling temps & snow. Hi 50, Lo 28, Winds NW@35, G50+
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:16AM Sunset: 6:37PM
Moonrise: 1:35PM Moonset 10:52PM
Overhead: 6:13PM Underfoot: 5:49AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (30% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 6:00-7:00PM. Falling winds will make sunset the time to be on stand in today’s Edge Hour, particularly right before tonight’s massive front sweeps in; stick your buck tonight!
PRECISELY. One of the many programs ND PF has put on the ground in the Peace Garden State this year, Precision Ag gets a timely review by the NDG&F this week. Imagine a program that not only plots out for farmers those areas of low yield land that can be placed in reserve programs, but a holistic system where advisors get landowners connected with the most profitable set-aside options. A win for the bottom line, and for wildlife, soil health and clean water.
DROUGHT IN DOUBT. Since there’s no snow on the ground yet, we’re still in drought review mode. Currently, much of the state has rebounded from the difficult conditions observed this summer. Going into winter, only a sliver of northwestern ND and a bit along the SD border is in Severe Drought mode.
DISPERSE! One thing this week’s winds have been good for is seed dispersal. Those plants relying on the breezes to beget more of their species include cattails, milkweed and thistle. Watch for them blowing through your neighborhood over the next couple of days.