TAKE COVER! A snow-rain-ice mix descends on ND today as warm air meets cold. Things deteriorate rapidly after lunch and wind gusts increase to 55 mph by midnight. Strap everything down and be off the ice before things get bad. We talk about that and what’s to come in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Three rooster pheasants find cover in a shelterbelt. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 1/27 – Stay Put – Hi 37, Lo 13, Wind N@35 G55 2” Snow/Ice
Tomorrow: Mon 1/28 – Freezer til Friday – Hi 14, Lo 5, Wind N@18, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
Fol. Day 11:33AM 5:38AM 6:02PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter @ 3:10PM
EDGE HOUR: 7:30-8:30AM. Take sunrise in the Edge Hour and get home before winds pick up and conditions get bad.
BRRRR…Behind today’s weather event, cold temperatures will put many on lockdown this week as lows in the -20s and highs below zero will persist from Monday night until Thursday.
ZIP IT. Zip ties are the ultimate semi-permanent organizer in a boat. Buy a bag and stash it in your storage or console. In a pinch, they organize cables and rods, fix a broken latch on a life jacket, secure things during rough weather and rolling waves and have a few hundred other uses. With a quick snip or twist of a pliers a more permanent solution can be found back at the boat launch.
ZIP IT…AGAIN. Looking to keep your cell phone safe on the ice? DON’T stash it in the chest pocket of your coveralls, shirt or jacket. Instead, seal it in a Ziploc bag with a small bar of Styrofoam and put it in a hip or waist pocket. It’s more secure there and that way if it falls in the water, the bag floats and the phone doesn’t break.