ONE MORE SHOT. Snow tonight and into tomorrow should be (fingers really crossed this time) the last round of snow the state experiences for a while. The two-to-three inches will go quickly as temps begin a steady climb into the weekend, with conditions threatening the sixty-degree mark on Sunday! With that positive thought, we talk weather resources for the spring angler (or anyone wanting to get outdoors) in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Hotstepper. A rooster pheasant darts into some pines in a Bismarck subdivision in the warmth and calm of Monday evening. Simonson Photo.
DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 4/17 –Afternoon rain to snow. Hi 39, Lo 30, Wind SE @20, G30
Tomorrow: Wed 4/18 – Snow tapers in morning. Hi 43, Lo 29, Wind NW@11
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:52AM Sunset: 8:34PM
Moonrise: 8:11AM Moonset 10:36PM
Overhead: 3:18PM Underfoot: 2:51AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (4% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:45 – 8:45AM. Allow moonrise at the start of the front to continue a hot morning bite in today’s Edge Hour.
GO LONG. The HAM Meteogram is a quick-view style predictor of upcoming high and low temperatures for any given ZIP code in the U.S. Set against the seasonal norms, it provides a glimpse into the future, but be advised that getting out 10-to-12 days or more will come with less accuracy.
MID-RANGE. A long-range prediction that combines the best of many available weather models is the meteogram put out by Iowa State University. Simply enter the location of your nearest weather station (or pick one of hundreds on the map) and get an accurate present and mid-range forecast for temps, precip, wind and more.
NEAR TERM. Get hour-by-hour forecasts with NOAA’s weather graph. Customizable with various weather types – including thunder, ice and other second-tier conditions, the forecast is as detailed as you need it to be for your fishing trips this week and into the weekend and is quite accurate.