HYDROLOGY 101. You’ll want to keep plenty of water on hand today as you head out into the outdoors! With heat indices heading up toward 110 degrees, and actual highs just a smidge under 100, staying well hydrated will be key to enjoying the weekend. Watch your kids, your dogs and yourself as you wrap up any Fourth of July celebrations.
Featured Photo: The tannin stained waters of Lake Vermilion in northeastern MN are rippled by a nice summer breeze. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 7/7 – Hot! Hi 98, Lo 75, Wind S@17, G25.
Tomorrow: Sun 7/8 – Cool in comparison. Hi 88, Lo 68, Wind N@7.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:57AM Sunset: 9:39PM
Moonrise: 2:06AM Moonset 3:29PM
Overhead: 8:42AM Underfoot: 9:06PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (36% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00PM. Last light with moon underfoot, lower winds and less heat will produce a better bite in today’s Edge Hour.
HYDROPOWERED. Your body is an amazing tool, and it runs on water, considering about 70 percent of its weight is just that! When hiking, running or fishing on days like today, remember to pump enough back in to replace what you sweat out and avoid alcohol. Dehydration can affect mental processes as well as physical ones, so pass the H-2-O!
HYDROPHOBIC. It’ll be a busy weekend on waters around the Peace Garden State as we wrap up the holiday week. Remember to slow down, watch for other boaters, recreationalists and anglers. Give deference to slow-moving or stationary craft and a wide berth to shoreline structures. Make sure everyone is wearing their U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket on your boat for a safe and super Saturday.
HYDRODYNAMIC. Watch for largemouth and smallmouth bass to start staking their claims to docks and other structures this time of year, and to go well into September if temperatures like these and sunny days lock in for the back half of summer. Skip stout and smooth lures like lightly-weighted tubes that easily skitter across the water’s surface under that cover to get them out and set the hook HARD to pull them away from the posts!