ANOTHER SHOT! More snow rolls in around sunrise and totals are expected to top half a foot – and more farther north. Batten down the hatches and keep telling yourself we’ve turned the corner. Remember, this is the second of three snowfalls after the first robin! We go potpourri in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A pair of Canada geese relax on the bare banks of Nelson Lake a day ahead of the storm. Simonson Photo)
DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 3/23 – Around 7” of snow. Hi 37, Lo 34, Winds SE@ 22, G33
Tomorrow: Sat 3/24 – Morning good for digging out. Hi 36, Lo 29, Winds SE@15, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:40AM Sunset: 8:00PM
Moonrise: 11:33AM Moonset 1:58AM
Overhead: 7:16PM Underfoot: 6:47AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (39% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00 – 8:00PM. While no time would be a great time to be out today, evening’s Edge Hour would be best.
IMPROVING. Maybe not the weather, but fishing access certainly is! Check out this week’s North Dakota Outdoors web program as NDG&F Fisheries Development Supervisor Bob Frohlich details coming improvements for getting on the water around the state. From new boat launches to fishing docks and cleaning stations, the NDG&F is working to expand access and equipment for angler use.
I’M AWAKE. While you may want to extend your hibernation another week or two until spring finally decides to take hold, just know that fish are sleeping with you. But fish don’t sleep like humans do. Moving slightly to keep water going through their gills, most fish enter a near-still state to rest, and since they don’t have eyelids, they don’t close their eyes.
MIGRANT MOVES. Snow geese are knocking on ND’s door, with reports from the DU Migration Map starting to pile up in South Dakota. What this system will do remains to be seen in terms of holding them up, but spring light goose action is near.
Load Up and Stay Sharp!