CRIKEY! Saturday will provide the best chance to get outdoors, and we take a look at the weather for the weekend (and future) and celebrate the life of an amazing conservationist in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A nice bluegill sparkles in the sun for a photo before a quick release back into the ice hole. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 2/22 – Lt. Snow Late – Hi 14, Lo -7, Wind L&V.
Tomorrow: Sat 2/23 – Pleasant – Hi 21, Lo 8, Wind W@7.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:24PM 9:33AM 3:26AM 3:52PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (86% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:30-4:30PM. With moon underfoot the bite will heat up tied to a slight approaching front in the Edge Hour.
WEEKEND WIND. Gusts will get as high as 35 mph on Sunday, making Saturday the ideal day to get on the ice. Keep tabs as the backend of another front sweeps south of ND and will drop some snow tonight and possibly an icy mix in the southeast on Saturday and Sunday.
SO DARK. The long range forecast isn’t pretty. In fact, the middle of the 14-day temperature trend at NOAA is so dark with being below normal, one can barely make out the black “B” in the middle of the cold air blob that dominates 90% of the country! Looks like Alaska is nice this time of year!
DOODLIN’ A fun Google Doodle today celebrates the life of Australian naturalist and conservationist Steve Irwin, who would have been 57. The “Crocodile Hunter” came to fame as a larger-than-life personality who pursued exotic creatures with a camera for all to see via his many television shows, and in the process became a voice for endangered species and conservation efforts around the globe.