FEELING COLDER. The chill continues this week as below-average temperatures and strong winds bring cold conditions to the region. We cover that, some lake exploration and tips for adjusting to more layers in today’s Outdoors Roundup
Featured Photo: ON THE LOOKOUT. Ole the lab pauses while exploring a ridge in the cold and windy weekend conditions. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 10/28 – Chilly – Hi 36, Lo 17, Wind W@10, G20
Tomorrow: Tue 10/29 – Wind Chills! – Hi 28, Lo 19, Wind NW@14, G24
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:42AM 7:20PM 2:06PM 1:40AM
Moon Phase: New Moon (0% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00AM. Sunrise, moonrise and the lightest winds of the day align in the Edge Hour.
ABNORMALLY COOL. A chilly stretch looms large this week, as highs are not expected to creep much above 40. West and northwest winds will also be high throughout the front half, bringing evening wind chills into the single digits!
CONTOUR CRAFTING. This week’s North Dakota Outdoors web short from the NDG&F Dept. details the process of creating the great full-color maps detailing the contours of the state’s lakes. Beyond navigation, the process also helps the agency with stocking programs and other management efforts.
LAYER ADJUSTMENT. When donning more layers to deal with cold conditions for hunting, make note of how additional sweaters and jackets can change the way a shotgun is mounted. Be aware too of pockets or other on-garment obstructions which may get in the way of the mounting motion and practice it a few times to get a better feel for the shift.