THE BOTTOM. Welcome to the coldest day of this bitter stretch as temps once again reach their way to the low negative twenties. We keep your cabin fever at bay in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Quick Break. Even the dogs keep outdoor time limited these chilly days. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 2/8 – Brrrrrrr – Hi -11, Lo -27, Wind L&V
Tomorrow: Sat 2/9 – Almost to 0 – Hi -4, Lo -9, Wind E@13, G20.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:57AM 9:51PM 3:49PM 3:28AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (13% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:30-10:30AM. Moonrise is about all to celebrate as cold temps will require an insulated permanent shack to enjoy time on the ice in the Edge Hour.
SLOW CLIMB. It’ll take the weekend to get out from this trough, and when we do there will be more snow to meet us on Monday. While temps in the (positive) 20s will feel somewhat springlike, up to five more inches of the white stuff is expected and the cycle will repeat.
ALL QUIET. For the fervor around SB 2315 (the “no trespass” or “everything’s posted” bill) in front of the ND legislature, things have been awfully quiet as a proposed “compromise” has been touted, though nothing published. We’ll keep an eye out this weekend to see what comes.
THAT’S A STOCKER! As part of a 50-year celebration for its urban lake stocking program, the Missouri Department of Conservation snuck a big one in among the smaller rainbows it set in a St. Louis water recently. A pair of fishing buddies hauled in a 26-incher, far larger than they expected to catch.