SHIFTING. Changes are ahead not only in the next couple of days, but in the outdoor world around us. We look at what’s coming up, and what’s going down in today’s Three Things as we make our move into late summer.
Featured Photo: What remains. A small vertical island sits separated from what’s left of steep point on Government Bay of Lake Sakakawea.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 7/31 – Hot Goodbye to July. Hi 90, Lo 60, Wind StoN@14, G22.
Tomorrow: Wed 8/1 – Cool Hello to Aug. Hi 75, Lo 55, Wind NE@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:22AM Sunset: 9:16PM
Moonrise: 11:21PM Moonset 10:02AM
Overhead: 4:25AM Underfoot: 4:47PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (87% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:30-10:30AM. Catch moonset just before the front makes its move across the area for a hot bite in today’s Edge Hour.
COLD FRONT. A tailing cold front attached to a Canadian low pressure system (a summer trend we’ve seen recently) will sneak through the area this afternoon, bringing a chance for rain before cooling things off. Watch the timing of the event, and get out ahead of it if you can for what should be an excellent bite, extending the recent solid action of the full moon and stable temps.
HOT SHOT. While tomorrow’s cool temps won’t suggest that it’s August, the shift of back-to-school activities will. Along with that comes sign-up for the state’s largest trap shooting league as teams from 50 schools around ND will start the registration process, including those six schools in Bismarck-Mandan (Aug 27 & 29). To get an interested shooter connected with a team, visit ndclaytarget.com.
IN THE DARK. Each day, we lose around three minutes of daylight as we head toward fall. This means darker mornings for that early run or walk with the dog. Don light colors – blaze orange, chartreuse, white (basically, your “light” crankbait box colors) – so you can be seen by traffic before sunrise. And keep an ear open for traffic.