GETTING WARMER. It’s a sizzling Saturday, with temps cracking 100. Of the two warm days this weekend, this will be the best – with light winds and sunny skies. Tomorrow, expect gusty conditions and an old-school drought feel. Speaking of no rain, we address the recent dry stretch in our region and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Sunny Days. Summer is the time for big green sunfish. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 8/11 – Triple digits. Hi 100, Lo 65, Wind S@11
Tomorrow: Sun 8/12 – Blast Furnace. Hi 101, Lo 65, Wind S@25, G35
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:43AM 9:29PM 2:12PM 1:42AM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (1% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:15 – 7:15AM. The calm and relative cool of the Edge Hour will be the best 60 minutes of fishing as well, under the power of the new moon.
LUCKY STARS. This weekend, with its new moon and predicted clear skies for the most part will make for ideal viewing of the Perseid meteor shower! Look to the northeast about an hour after sunset and watch just above the head of the Perseus constellation. Perseus, as you might remember, slew the snake-haired Gorgon, Medusa in Greek Mythology.
SPEAKING OF SLOUGHS. You might be noticing the slow, creeping disappearance of water in your local potholes thanks to a recent stretch of warm, rather dry weather. Much of the state has received below-normal precipitation in the last 30 days, and the near-term forecast doesn’t hold much, save for suggestions of scattered storms.
YOU’VE GOT GUTS. A mystery is underway at DEO headquarters, where we’re finding small gut piles in our early morning walks with the dogs. The guts suggest small rabbits or mice, but no fur, bones or other clues exist. Their close proximity to the high street lamps also suggest the predator is a bird, and an owl is often heard at night in the neighborhood. We’ll keep you posted on this natural mystery. Post your thoughts on our Facebook page.