CALM DAY. Enjoy today as more storms are set to roll through the region tomorrow. Your fifth of July will be darn near perfect for fishing or firing off the last of those moonrockets from last night. We look ahead to the weekend and go around the horn in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A cabbage white butterfly makes a stop on some bird’s foot trefoil. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 7/5 – Post Fourth Perfection. Hi 81, Lo 62, Wind L&V
Tomorrow: Fri 7/6 – More storms. Hi 88, Lo 70, Wind SE@17, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:56AM Sunset: 9:40PM
Moonrise: 1:16AM Moonset 1:14PM
Overhead: 7:10AM Underfoot: 7:33PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (56% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 12:30 – 1:30PM. Take an extra long lunchbreak and catch a bite with moonrise in the Edge Hour.
WAY WARM. This weekend looks hot and muggy with temps spiking to near 100 on Saturday afternoon and 90 on Sunday. Along with dewpoints in the 70s, the conditions will be almost jungle-like for this weekend. Prepare accordingly, slather on the sunscreen and stay hydrated while outdoors!
DOWN UP NORTH. Minnesota has released its drumming count survey results, and the booming sound of ruffed grouse this spring was less frequent than last, which was most likely the peak in the birds’ decadal cycle. Statewide averages were down to 1.5 drums per stop or 29 percent lower than last year, with the northeast part of the state – where the densest populations of the birds are found – coming in at around 1.8.
TOURN IT ON. There are just four permitted fishing tournaments in North Dakota this weekend, for a relatively slow post-holiday stretch. But among them is the two-day ND Carp Classic on Lake Audubon, where bowfishers will take aim at the lake’s rough fish population for fun and prizes.
Aim Low, Stay Sharp!