SHIFTY. A shot of rain enters the forecast this afternoon and evening before things stabilize for Monday and Tuesday. We look ahead to next week and what’s happening in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Get Bent. A pair of rods in a downrigger await final tightening as salmon season gets underway. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 8/4 – Rain Late – Hi 88, Lo 66, Wind SE@8
Tomorrow: Mon 8/5 – Nice – Hi 84, Lo 64, Wind NW@6
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:48AM 11:36PM 5:18PM 4:52AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (18% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 11:00-12:00AM. Good with moonset ahead of the weather shift for your best bite of the day.
TWO HALVES. The week ahead sports a cooldown into the mid-70s for highs on Wednesday, as temps stay summerlike through Tuesday night. Things will remain relatively dry, making all your summer outdoor activities easier.
CAT ATTACK. The Drayton Rod & Reel Rally is set for next weekend, Aug 10-11, showcasing the incredible catfishing action on the Red River. The tourney is a two-day affair covering 30 river miles for big channel cats. Learn more at catfishdrayton.com.
BREAK-IN. Don’t forget to put new boots and gear through its paces now – especially if you’re on track for a destination trip in the coming months. Working out new leather is key in preventing opening-day blisters and soreness and getting feet acclimated to new environs. Find a hiking trail near you and hit it hard!