WET ONE. Rains continue through the overnight and most of the day as a soggy system slides in from the west. In the meantime, we’ve got some light reading on moon phase nomenclature, a slick new hunting page and a flashback to a dry summer in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Old Wet Hen. A hen pheasant emerges into grass dampened by some overnight rain. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 8/12 – Indoor Day – Hi 70, Lo 58, Wind NW@10, G20 .9” Rain
Tomorrow: Tue 8/13 – Post Front Cool – Hi 67, Lo 55, Wind N@8
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:39PM 3:38AM Fol. Day 11:40AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (93% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00PM. Rains should be tapering by evening, and moonrise will help with a recovery bite in our Edge Hour today.
STURGE! Widely recognized as the “Sturgeon Moon,” this month’s full moon (Aug. 15) was so dubbed for the ease of which sturgeon were caught by native tribes during this time of year. Moongiant.com has the lowdown on this name and others around the world for our mid-month moon phase.
STREAMLINING. Check out the updated hunting page at the NDG&F website. Broken down by hunting category and species, the landing area provides one-click information for whatever you pursue and is worth its own bookmark in your collection of favorites.
WELL TIMED? Today’s rains should keep things green into the back half of the month. A slight drought persists across the northern tier of ND, but nothing like what we saw 2017. With brood reports piling up and wrapping at the end of the month, we may have turned the corner from the damage done to habitat and bird populations in that summer.