GUSTY. Winds continue today, though not as strong as Monday’s coat-grabbers. The week stabilizes in the back half and we continue to plug along toward spring. We keep your mind sharp with money, moon phases and moose, in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Bully! A young bull moose stakes out a small slough near a farmstead. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 3/5 – Breezy – Hi 16, Lo 1, Wind NW@15 G23.
Tomorrow: Wed 3/6 – Calmer – Hi 10, Lo -1, Wind N@8.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:13AM 5:39PM 12:23PM 12:00AM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (1% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:30-6:30PM. Catch the moonset hour ahead of sunset for a better bite in today’s Edge Hour.
BIG MONEY! The NDG&F Department’s study on outdoors activity and its economic impact is complete. Hunters and anglers contributed more than two billion dollars to the state’s economy in 2017-18, including nearly a billion dollars in direct expenditures. Check out the report at the NDG&F website.
WHAT’S NEW? It’s a new moon this week, second in lunar lore to the full moon. For a breakdown of how it all works up there in the sky, check out the Planetary Science Institute’s lesson on new and full moons.
BRAIN WORM. In a continuing look at the infection driving down Minnesota’s moose population, a spooky brain worm is to blame for many deaths. While numbers are dropping in the land of 10,000 lakes, they’re rising in ND.