MONSOONISH. Saturday’s rain totals promise to fill up the gauges – and the pocket sloughs – before hunting seasons set upon us in earnest. We’ve got the lowdown on what’s falling down, some rainy day pre-season prep, and the details on UND’s newest mascot in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: This Too Shall Pass. A rainbow follows a storm near Bismarck, ND. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 9/7 – Weekend Washout – Hi 55, Lo 53, Wind E@15, G30, 1.5” Rain
Tomorrow: Sun 9/8 – Less Rain – Hi 60, Lo 48, Wind E@10. .2” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:47PM 12:46AM 9:11PM 8:45AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (66% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00 AM. Ummm…it’s going to be wet all day, but your best chance for the least precip and lightest wind is in our sunrise Edge Hour.
MINI-DORIAN? It’ll seem like it today as more than an inch of rain is expected over the western half of North Dakota following Friday’s nice weather. The shift ushers in another sustained cool shot, bringing a more fall-like feel for the next week with highs mostly in the 60s.
MAKE THE MOST OF IT. If you’re cooped up in the garage, or ducking the rain in the den, use today to get your grouse gear in order for next weekend’s opener. Check your chokes if you’re headed to the woods or the prairie, have your dog collar charged and ready to go, and don’t forget to download or pick up the new PLOTS guide for all of your adventures!
MOOSE ON THE LOOSE. A moose was relocated from the middle of Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND by local authorities, who utilized drugs which may remain in the system of the animal for up to 28 days. The NDG&F, at odds with the methods, released information to hunters and the public who may encounter the animal.