WITH A BOW. Your last shopping days are upon you, but here’s hoping you’re done and ready to hit the ice or squeeze in a hunt. In today’s Three Things, we’re keeping an eye on Christmas conditions and looking ahead to a weathermaker next week and where it will land.
Featured Photo: A young buck moves for cover. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 12/23 – Christmas Eve Eve – Hi 28, Lo 20, Wind NW@10
Tomorrow: Mon 12/24 – Perfect for Flying Sleighs – Hi 35, Lo 18, Wind S@10
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:20PM 9:14AM 1:15AM 1:46PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:30 – 5:30 PM – Calming winds and sunset will bring good outdoors opportunities in today’s Edge Hour
HEY, MAKER. Like Santa Claus, the first hit of winter is on its way – it’s just a matter of where the weathermaker will hit and how much it’ll drop. Models show up to 12 inches for some areas of the state from Wednesday into Friday, but there’s plenty of time for a shift in the predictions. Get your hunting in over the holiday and your snowmobiles ready for the ice season.
MEANWHILE. Before things whiten up on Wednesday, cram in your outdoor time as temperatures in the 30s and upper 20s persist through Christmas Day until the storm rolls in. Watch for movement from deer for those final bow hunting opportunities on a Christmas hunt and find upland game in the skinny stuff on southern sides with the relative warmth tomorrow.
FAVORITES. We’re revisiting some of our favorite stories from 2018, and #3 on the list – as voted by you – was “A Season of Growth” reflecting the regional expansion of the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League.