SOME SYSTEM. The combination front with trailing low packed a wallop and the back side of the system will continue to drop snow over North Dakota today. After tomorrow’s dig-out, there may be opportunities to survey the landscape and perhaps even hunt in light evening winds. We cover that and more in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: IN A GROUP. Many deer will have herded up during the storm. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 10/12 – Snow Tapers – Hi 32, Lo 28, Wind NW@30, G40 3” Snow
Tomorrow: Sun 10/13 – No Snow! – Hi 35, Lo 28, Wind NW@9.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:05PM 6:25AM 12:30AM 12:51PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (98% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:30-7:30PM. Sunset and Moonrise will combine for a good Edge Hour, where the winds allow for it.
RELIEF IN SIGHT. The long-range forecast is calling for a melt – with temperatures in the 40s and 50s by the end of the week, with a shot at 60 by Friday. Is this the storm that broke the weather pattern – or just the first in a series of many for this season? We’ll find out!
WMA MASTERY. There are 226 wildlife management areas throughout the state, providing almost a quarter-million acres of land to hunt. This week’s NDG&F Weekly Webcast covers the processes of management and use of those lands to improve hunting.
BY THE BUNCH. Watch for wildlife – especially game like pheasants and deer – to be bunched up in heavy habitat following the storm. As they emerge and things improve, they’ll spread out, but the coming days should produce herd and flock sightings.