EYES UP! We’re keeping an eye on a nice week setting up for all of your fourth of July fishing adventures and for all the developments in the outdoors as we enter mid-summer. With that, we go around the horn in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A set of daisies reach skyward. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 7/1 – Halfway Point! Hi 82, Lo 56, Wind W@15, G25
Tomorrow: Mon 7/2 – Warming up. Hi 85, Lo 61, Wind SW@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:53AM Sunset: 9:41PM
Moonrise: 11:57PM Moonset 9:06AM
Overhead: 4:12AM Underfoot: 4:35PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (89% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 11:30AM – 12:30PM. Light clouds at midday, with moonrise will give you the advantage in your Edge Hour.
GET WILD. A number of wildflowers are in bloom this time of year, especially with the moisture the state has received. For a listing and timing of what’s blossoming in the region, visit the ND Parks & Rec wildflower website for a listing of summer flowers.
STILL RAGIN’ Garrison Dam is still kicking out nearly 60,000 CFS and river levels remain high on the Missouri River into Lake Oahe. Gauges at Bismarck on the Mighty Mo still show the river at Action Stage at 13.2 feet or so, just a bit more than a foot below minor flood stage. The current trend shows a slow decline over the last two days.
HOT BACK HALF. The back end of your Independence Day week will be a warm one, as rains on Tuesday give way to hot conditions. By the weekend, it’s expected to top 90 degrees as summer settles in. Aside from the midweek rain chances, things are looking pretty nice for fishing, relaxing and vacationing wherever you are in the Peace Garden State.