AND THEN THERE WAS 1.5. We’re a mere day and a half out from the firearms deer opener and things will start to FEEL like November as cold conditions settle in behind the end of yesterday’s Low moving east. Temps for opening hour at mid-day tomorrow will be in the low teens for much of the state, with light winds bringing the chills around ZERO. We talk about that and more, in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Make Tracks. A hunting boot leaves a crisp print in light snow accumulations from the overnight. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 11/8 – Still Chilly. Hi 23, Lo 17, Wind WtoN@9. 1/2″ Snow
Tomorrow: Fri 11/9 – Let’s Do This! Hi 15, Lo 7, Wind NWtoS@7.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:26AM 6:22PM 1:27PM 1:03AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (1% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00AM. Moonrise will extend activity after sunrise in today’s Edge Hour.
TWO DAYS. The first two days of firearms deer season will be remarkably different, as Friday’s cold (15 degree high), clear conditions give way to Saturday’s relative warmth (chance at 30) and a shot of snow. Winds will be generally southerly but shifty, so give yourself a couple options to sit on both days.
PACK IT ALL. With a cold start make sure to have ample warm weather gear packed, and remember to grab an extra layer to help combat the chilly wind tomorrow. The last thing you’d want is to have to head back to town before sunset to grab another jacket. You can’t put on what you didn’t bring with!
LAST HYPE. DEO’s Nick Simonson shares his tips for the rut, for safe gun hunting and for getting the most out of this portion of the season in the latest installment in The Run Down on Runnings’ website. Check it out – we’ll see you in the field tomorrow!