COLD SLAP! While models are still setting up, it’s looking like an early Halloween trick for much of North Dakota as massive moisture pumped up along a sweeping cold front will drop as snow, particularly from Bismarck to Fargo. There’s lots of red on the map, meaning some of this could be heavy.
Featured Photo: GET MOVING. Watch for wildlife to take shelter as the storm approaches. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 10/9 – Winter Returns Tonight – Hi 46, Lo 41, Wind NW@20, G32 .1” Rain
Tomorrow: Thu 10/10 – Bunker Down – Hi 31, Lo 28, Wind NW@28, G35 8” Snow
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:59PM 3:19AM 11:06PM 10:44AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (85% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:30-8:30AM. The Edge Hour is your last sit before conditions worsen, winds pick up and rain sets in.
INCOMING! The ARL models display a massive dumping of snow swirling both ahead of the front and behind it from Thursday morning into Saturday. If you’re traveling for pheasant opener, be aware of the impending conditions. References are being made on the weather-related web to the “Halloween Blizzard of 1991” which hit Minneapolis.
SLOW RECOVERY. With all that white cover, it appears to be a slow recovery from this weather event, with highs making it into the 40s, possibly by next week.