BONE CHILLING. Brutal wind chills take hold for the next 48 hours, with some areas seeing lower than -40 degrees in their real feel temperatures. We look at what’s in store, what’s ahead and what you can do to catch more fish this time of year in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Active lures help draw fish in for a look this time of year, learn more at the Run Down with DEO’s Nick Simonson. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 1/29 – negative 40 W/C – Hi -12, Lo -24, Wind N@20, G30
Tomorrow: Wed 1/30 – Cold & Calm. Hi -8, Lo-28, Wind SE@6.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:01AM 12:59PM 8:03AM 8:27PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (31% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:30 – 8:30 AM. Please don’t go outside today, even in the Edge Hour, where Sunrise and Moon Overhead combine. Frostbite on exposed skin in <10 minutes.
WARMISH? Make it through Tuesday and things start to improve (gradually). But with windchills across the map from -40 to -60 today and tonight in the upper Midwest, you’ll want to stay on lockdown. On the bright side, even the ice on Sakakawea is getting thicker! We might hit 30 on Saturday! Woo hoo!
FEVERISH. If you don’t have it now, you might contract it by Thursday with all of these cold temperatures; the dreaded “cabin fever.” While loosely associated with typhus, the term was coined in the 1900s, especially after settlers took hold in the snowy northern plains where tough winters and distance from neighbors resulted in severe isolation.
MORE FISH. DEO’s Nick Simonson shares his tips on the Run Down at partner site Runnings.com, for a one-two combo on the ice to help you catch more fish. Going aggressive with spoons and other lures and passive with live bait at mid-ice brings active and neutral fish in and converts the fussy ones into biters.