WICKED WARM! Save for a slight bump in the back half of the weekend, things look warm. We check that out along with some acronym updates in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Expect snowy conditions – like those in the southern Missouri River valley pictured here – to subside under the warmth of the near-term forecast. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 3/21 – More Melt! Hi 49, Lo 25, Wind L&V.
Tomorrow: Fri 3/22 – Still nice. Hi 46, Lo 19, Wind SE@9.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:56PM 8:29AM 2:10AM 2:36PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00PM. Sunset ahead of moonrise will set up an awesome Edge Hour on the ice.
CWD Spreads. The NDG&F reports that a deer found dead near Williston has tested positive for CWD, adding to the concerns that the disease is more widespread that previously believed. Last fall, three deer taken in Divide tested positive for the malady.
Mad Melting. The upcoming mid-term forecast shows a hastening of melting conditions, with only a slight chill coming on Sunday. Expect high temperatures in the 40s and maybe even 50s in the next week and lows at or above freezing to hasten spring’s return.
See My Vest. As spring fishing comes front of mind, make it a point to inspect and size life jackets. Whether you’re growing from a long winter, or kids are sprouting up, make sure that PFDs have the power to float people in case of emergency. They only work when worn, and the only way of surviving a fall into chilly spring water is to have a life jacket on.