A KIND OF WARM? This week will bring a steady increase in temperatures which by the end of the week will only be a few degrees below normal for highs. Let’s consider that an improvement in our slog toward spring! We look ahead at that and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: White Collar. Pheasant prince nymphs hit the fly box after a round of tying. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 3/4 – Blustery – Hi 10, Lo -2, Wind NW@25, G35
Tomorrow: Tue 3/5 – Slow Climb – Hi 15, Lo 0, Wind NW@15, G21
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:44AM 4:38PM 11:38AM Fol. Day
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (3% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:30-4:30PM. Moonset will help with things on a tough day in our Edge Hour.
FORECAST. It’s a steady climb, with temperatures getting into the upper 20s for highs by Friday, and not much snow to speak of in the near term. The growing power of the sun should trigger some melting too, so scrape off those driveways!
ICE BUSTER. The NDG&F reminds anglers to remove their permanent houses from state lakes by March 15. This year’s permanent removal may be challenging due to icy conditions caused by the downward pressure of snow on the surface of many lakes. The G&F warns there will be no extension of the removal date.
SLUSHFEST. In the aftermath of the Walker, Minn. Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake, folks are finding it hard to get around and get their houses removed due to a layer of slushy water stuck between a hard surface crust and the main sheet of ice. As truck and ATV tires break through, they get stuck and then quickly freeze in the slushy mess.