CALM & COOL. Overnight temps will be in single-digit territory, but the warm-up comes on quickly after daybreak as light southerlies keep the above-average temperatures flowing into the region. We talk about archery excitement in ND, on ice safety and a rare find in today’s Three Things.
(Photo: Cool start. Watch for cold temps to fade quickly after sunrise and a nice day to set up on the ice. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 1/25 – Quick climb to near 40. Hi 39, Lo 6, Winds S@9.
Tomorrow: Fri 1/26 – Winds return. Hi 38, Lo 24, Winds W@17, G25.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:14AM Sunset: 5:37PM
Moonrise: 12:35PM Moonset 1:45AM
Overhead: 7:40PM Underfoot: 7:14AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (59% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:00-6:00PM. Sunset hour is again your best time for a hot bite, with late afternoon temps still in the mid-30s right into the Edge Hour.
ON TARGET. Check out this week’s NDG&F Webcast covering the upcoming NASP tournament in Minot in March and this exciting archery program that is in 175 schools in the Peace Garden State, with roughly 10,000 students taking aim. Over 2.3 million participants in the history of the program and still zero injuries!
TIGHTEN UP. A good safety tip on the ice, especially with any power auger, is to keep loose clothes and strings away from the whirring wheel at the top of the casing and the auger shaft and blade below. Lanyards, sweatshirt strings and even zipper pulls can get caught up in the engine, pulling the user’s face flush with the casing, if not causing injury, at least embarrassment. Loose pants, coveralls or gators can get easily grabbed by the spinning auger as well, and edges can cut through clothes.
GIVE ‘EM A HAND. In weird creature news, the recent discovery of a second population of red handfish off the coast of Tasmania – as many as eight individual fish – effectively doubles its known worldwide population. Named for its hand-like fins which it uses to walk along the bottom, as opposed to swimming, the red handfish is one of the rarest species in the world, according to Atlas Obscura.