FADING. We’ll touch summerlike temperatures next week as warmth returns to the region and is held in place for a bit after we get through a stretch of 70s. Savor it, because you know what’s coming! We look ahead to this weekend and next in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: The last purple asters on a small plant still give off their summer colors. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 9/6 – South breeze. Hi 76, Lo 48 Wind S@15, G 25
Tomorrow: Fri 9/7 – Warm with wind. Hi 83, Lo 57, Wind S@15, G21
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:04AM 6:37PM 10:54AM 11:24PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (13% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. Moonset and subsiding south winds will provide a good Edge Hour today.
SHARPEN UP. The sharptailed grouse opener is this Saturday, and bucking last year’s trend, numbers for these birds appear better, especially in the eastern portion of the state. Check out the upturn and learn more in the hunting preview from the NDG&F Dept.
WARMING UP. After a stretch of mid-70s through this weekend, a late-summer surge of heat makes its way into the plains, buffered from the gulf moisture by a ridge running from Texas to New Jersey. Temperatures may hit 90 again by the middle of next week. Watch those dogs as things warm up in the field.
TRAINED UP? You’ve still got a week before the Bismarck Marathon, but in case you haven’t been training as hard (like some of us at the DEO office), the event offers a 5k, 10k and half-marathon runs as well. Register now, as prices go up on Tuesday!