Daily Edge for Fri., Mar. 16

SEVEN-EIGHTHS!  On the Winter Severity Index (WSI) Calendar we’re just two weeks away from the end of the season..  We’ve got exciting news on our WSI update and a sign of spring from DEO Staff in today’s Three Things.

(Featured Photo:  SPRING IS HERE (kinda)! DEO’s Nick Simonson brings the season’s first robin reports . Simonson Photo)

DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today:  Fri 3/16 – Calmer day. Hi 34, Lo 18, Winds E@7.
Tomorrow:  Sat 3/17 – Lucky Day! Hi 39, Lo 19, Winds S@8

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:54AM Sunset: 7:50PM
Moonrise: 7:50AM Moonset 7:02PM
Overhead: 1:22PM Underfoot: 12:59AM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (1% Full)
EDGE HOUR:  7:30 – 8:30AM.  Sunrise and moonrise are in near-perfect sync during today’s Edge Hour.  Start your weekend off right with a fast bite.

DAY RATING:
5Fish

THREE THINGS.

WHAT’S THAT WSI?  The DEO WSI stayed somewhat steady since the end of February, despite a dumping of snow that undoubtedly pushed some areas in the state over 12 inches.  At the home office in Bismarck, just two points were added in the first 15 days of March for cold weather of zero or less on a mere two days.  Our first five days of snow cover over 12 inches came after last Monday’s system, bringing the WSI total to 46, or still moderate for the season.  With the recent melts, groundcover is down to around seven inches on the average. We’ll see how the rest of the month plays out and we wrap our WSI on March 1.

ROUND ROBIN.  At 8:10 AM on Mar. 15, 2018, DEO’s Nick Simonson reported his first pair of robins this spring in a bare tree along Calgary Drive. As the old wives’ tale goes, only three more major snows until spring takes hold for sure.  We hope not.

THIS KID GETS IT.  Shout out to Peelindrag on YouTube.  Just a fantastic web-series with fly fishing adventures shot with a chestie style camera whdetailing his angling adventures in Michigan and elsewhere.  Watch him scale the learning curve and teach you a few things in the process.  Worth subscribing.  WHAT IS UP!?

Stay Sharp!

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