GET A GRIP. We’ve had it far too nice for far too long! Wednesday evening bid a fond farewell to our Indian summer, as gusty winds and colder temperatures swept over the region early this morning. Today will be more of the same – blustery with temps dropping into the 20s (our high will be at midnight – 55 or so) and a rain-snow mix into Friday. We go potpourri in our Three Things for today.
(Rainbow Before the Storm. DEO’s Nick Simonson lifts up a C&R rainbow trout from a Morton County, N.D. Lake in the warm evening air on Wed. Oct. 25. Simonson Photo.)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 10/26 – Rising winds, falling temps & snow. Hi 55, Lo 28, Winds NW@39, G50+
Tomorrow: Fri 10/27 – Not much of a recovery. Hi 40, Lo 20, Winds N@10
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:18AM Sunset: 6:35PM
Moonrise: 2:20PM Moonset 11:44PM
Overhead: 7:01PM Underfoot: 6:37AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (39% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 6:30-7:30PM. Really folks, it’s a pick ‘em in today’s Edge Hour, but relenting winds may help you get outdoors for a walk, where you don’t have to lean as much. The moon’s overhead, if that’s any consolation.
WE’RE NATIONWIDE. The USA Clay Target League has announced the first annual national tournament in 2018. Set in Mason, Michigan on July 12-15, the event will showcase 2,000 of the best high school shooters from around the nation. Win and you’re in!
TECHNICOLOR NIGHTMARE! The interactive map from NOAA paints a bleak picture for today, as a nasty mix of rain and snow sweep through on 50 mph wind gusts. Wind warnings and advisories statewide, a small craft advisory in the east and blowing snow warnings will color up the day. Devils Lake is expected to have rollers of up to EIGHT FEET in height! Batten down the hatches.
MOUNTING LIONS. Currently, 3 of the 8 allotted mountain lions in North Dakota’s Zone 1 Mountain Lion Season have been taken in 2017. To keep tabs on the hunt and closures resulting from harvested cats, visit the NDG&F’s Mountain Lion Harvest page.
Break out the blaze orange stocking caps and Stay Sharp!