MARCH MAULING. Another slug of more than six inches of snow across the central stretch of North Dakota keeps winter hanging on. More snow on the ground means more trouble melting the stuff, as cool ground cover restricts easy upward temperature movement. We talk about those trends and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: One to go! It’s been two snowfalls since our first robin sighting of the year, if the old wives’ tale holds true, spring is almost here. Simonson Photo
DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 3/24 – Dig out early. Hi 36, Lo 29, Winds SE@15, G25
Tomorrow: Sun 3/25 – Moderating. Hi 40, Lo 30, Winds S@7.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:38AM Sunset: 8:01PM
Moonrise: 12:24PM Moonset 3:04AM
Overhead: 8:14PM Underfoot: 7:45AM
Moon Phase: First Quarter @ 10:35AM
EDGE HOUR: 7:15-8:15AM. Moon underfoot, light winds with sunrise will start the day off with a good Edge Hour.
SPRING CHILL. Following the storm, temps struggle to make it to just below average over the next week as another layer of snow slows things down. We may take a stab at 50 late next week before the next arctic smack slides in.
CHUBS UP. Good news from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, as conservation efforts and protected status have helped the humpback chub return from the brink of extinction. Since being listed as Endangered in 1967, the fish has rebounded to a stable 12,000 adults in the wild scattered over six distinct population areas.
PACK IT IN. Snowfall totals in Montana show a good stash of water on the eastern side of the mountains, meaning the Yellowstone, Missouri and other feeder rivers to Ft. Peck Reservoir, Lake Sakakawea and Lake Oahe will be in solid shape for water again this year. Snow cover in the southeastern corner of the state suggests the same.
Get the Boat Ready and Stay Sharp!