HAPPY FOURTH! Strong northwest winds and clearing skies take hold after the overnight rain that moved through the region. Enjoy your fourth and have fun!
Featured Photo: A pontoon stakes out its claim for the evening’s light show. Simonson photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 7/4 – Clearing out. Hi 80, Lo 65, Wind N@15, G25.
Tomorrow: Thu 7/5 – A great day! Hi 81, Lo 68, Wind L&V.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:54AM Sunset: 9:40PM
Moonrise: 12:51AM Moonset 12:10AM
Overhead: 6:26AM Underfoot: 6:48PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (66% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:16-7:15PM. Moon underfoot with fading winds will help with a bite in the Edge Hour.
JACK IT! Make sure that everyone on your boat has a life jacket and is wearing it during today’s festivities. They only work when worn!
DRY WATER. Keep the alcohol on shore and boat safely during today’s holiday. Extra enforcement is out making sure the region’s waters are safe for everyone using them whether fishing, cruising or just hanging out.
WATCH THE BUOYS. Pay attention to navigational aids like the red and green buoys on many lakes to know where to go for channels and other points of travel. Watch for no wake zones and shallow areas marked off as well. Boating safety is everyone’s responsibility.