DOUBLE UP! A second great weekend day in a row? Wow! If you didn’t get out on the ice yesterday, today just might be your day! We start the color spectrum in today’s Three Things and capture most of them in our Featured Photo.
(Featured Photo. The sun sets on Crimmins WPA north of Wing, N.D. Simonson Photo)
DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 2/25 – Back to freezing. Hi 32, Lo 12, Winds W@11.
Tomorrow: Mon 2/26 – The melt is on. Hi 36, Lo 18, Winds W@9.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:28AM Sunset: 6:23PM
Moonrise: 1:32PM Moonset 4:10AM
Overhead: 9:21PM Underfoot: 8:51AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (76% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 1:00 – 2:00PM. A rising moon, warm temps and light winds will kick your afternoon off right in today’s Edge Hour.
SEEING RED. From red hooks to red line, there’s been a debate for the past decade as to whether or not fish see red and if it serves as a trigger that induces a strike. According to Fix.com, red line quickly darkens in the depths, rendering it more difficult to see, particularly in turbid waters. Red hooks then also lose their appeal in the depths, but despite this still have a dedicated following, according to InFisherman.
ORANGE OUT. Most every state requires hunters to wear blaze orange during deer season and in some cases, upland season, and those that don’t (we’re looking at you Arizona) strongly encourage it. Go around the country and see what the requirements are thanks to hunter-ed.com.
YELLOW FELLOW National Geographic details an odd-colored cardinal that showed up in Alabama. Not sporting the usual crimson feathers the species is known for, this particular bird was a bright yellow. Dubbed a “one-in-a-million” variant, National Geographic provides both videos and photos along with possible explanations as to the strange coloration.