BLAST FROM THE PAST. Waves of snow swept east to west on the top-side of a snails-pace low pressure bubble, dumping snow across much of the state, suspending thoughts of spring and spurring flashbacks to last winter, at least for the time being. We talk about totals and more in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A cottontail puffs up against the weather while nibbling on a twig. Simonson Photo)
DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 3/6 – Snow tapers. Hi 28, Lo 20, Winds N@17, G 25.
Tomorrow: Wed 3/7 – Skies clearing. Hi 25, Lo 14, Winds NW@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:13AM Sunset: 6:36PM
Moonrise: Fol. Day Moonset 9:50AM
Overhead: 4:29AM Underfoot: 4:53PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (76% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:30 – 5:30PM. Give yourself some time to dig out, and catch an evening Edge Hour where winds and snow subside with moon underfoot.
REAL TIME SNOW. Looking for snow totals from the recent event? Want an updating tally of the nastiness hitting during any particular blizzard? Need to verify the power of your new diabolical weather machine? Check out Weatherstreet’s updating hourly map (second on page) showing the 24-hour snow accumulations from yesterday’s storm.
OWL CITY. This week’s North Dakota Outdoors web short covers the dozen or so species of owls that live in or visit the state. Check out the sneaky Great Horned Owl that takes over the nests made by other raptors for its chick rearing process.
OFF THE EDGE. But worth it! Here’s a great story from the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine detailing the restoration of native brook trout to Driftless Area streams in the southeastern corner of the state. Complete with compelling photos and the management process melded into story form, Tom Hazelton’s work is a worthwhile read.