PAST LIFE. A week at the lake comes to a close as the Fourth of July is in our rear-view mirror. We look ahead at what’s to come in the next few days and some highlights for the back half of summer in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Clouds roll in over sunrise as a north wind kicks up the stars and stripes along Big Detroit Lake. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 7/9 – A nice one! Hi 84, Lo 64, Wind SE@10.
Tomorrow: Tue 7/10 – Warming up again. Hi 91, Lo 67, Wind SE@16, G24.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:59AM Sunset: 9:38PM
Moonrise: 3:07AM Moonset 5:53PM
Overhead: 10:25AM Underfoot: 10:53PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (9% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:30-6:30PM. Hit those northern shorelines with fading winds and moonset on your side in today’s Edge Hour.
WARM NEAR-TERM. Look for highs to be near or above ninety degrees every day this week as a warm, relatively stable bubble settles in over the upper Midwest. This will start to set up a late summer pattern that puts fish on the feed. We’re keeping an eye on the weekend though (aren’t we always?) as a major front looks to rumble through the area. We’ll watch the models, you watch your rod tip.
BUZZING. If you’re down in the river valley, or visiting lakes country, the air is starting to sound electric with the buzz of annual cicadas. These large, green-winged insects start to emerge in late June, but really make their presence known in July, as the males fly up to the top of trees and begin vibrating their wings to call in mates. The old wives’ tale is that the first frost is just six weeks from the first cicada’s call.
THE RUN DOWN. Check out DEO’s Nick Simonson as he shares his tips for great fishing, hunting, shooting and outdoor adventuring on Runnings.com as part of the bi-weekly Run Down video blog through summer and into fall. All the tips you need for timely outdoors activities and the great products and customer service from Runnings can be found in The Run Down.