NOT WORST. Pick your poison as cold, falling temps and strong winds make things bitter today, while tomorrow’s deep freeze will at least be calm. We’re getting through this tough stretch with amazing stories and other info to keep you warm, which we cover in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Seeing Red. #4 Octopus hooks await snelling. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 2/7 – Falling Temps – Hi -8, Lo -20, Wind NW@16, G24
Tomorrow: Wed 2/6 – Calm, Cold – Hi -11, Lo -27, Wind L&V.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:34AM 8:48PM 3:07PM 2:46AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (7% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00AM. The “warmest” temps of the day and moonrise will make things better – and so would a well-insulated permanent shack – in the Edge Hour.
LION STORIES. The NDG&F reports confirmed mountain lion tracks in the city of Lincoln, located a few miles southeast of Bismarck. Meanwhile, in “toughest guy on earth” news, CNN reports a Colorado trail runner subdued and killed a mountain lion using a rock and his bare hands after the animal attacked him on the trail. Seriously.
1428 FALLS. The bill which would have created a state council and attempted to transfer thousands of federal acres from the Army Corps of Engineers for “management” by the state (read: sale to private individuals) along the Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea was narrowly defeated yesterday by a margin of 54-38.
TOUGH READ. Outdoorsman and upscale hunting gear guru Jason Hairston suffered the effects of CTE, and was so certain of his status, he did everything to stave them off in the last few years of his life. An article by the New York Times sheds light on the disease and its effects on a market leader in the outdoors. For those struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources