How many ‘Rs’ in BRRRR?. Cold conditions take hold today as temperatures struggle to reach zero. Light winds will make temps tolerable and should help ice up those final open areas of water. We’ve got more on winter activities in ND, along with shifts in the sky in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: PLAYING COY. A coyote sneaks across a field in front of a trail cam. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 12/14 – Cold – Hi 0, Lo -11, Wind L&V
Tomorrow: Sun 12/15 – Warmish? – Hi 15, Lo 1, Wind SW@6
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:32PM 10:38AM 2:34AM 3:04PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (94% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 2:30-3:30PM. Moon underfoot will give a boost during this chilly day’s Edge Hour.
FUR REAL. Stephanie Tucker talks furbearer hunting, including the fairly stable number of coyotes available for hunters this winter, as part of the NDG&F’s weekly webcast. Along with season information, requirements and new legislation impacting the hunt, the agency details what’s coming for the primary stretch where furbearer hunters enjoy time afield.
NEW FWS HEAD. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation covers the confirmation of Aurelia Skipwith as the new Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. With strong science cores in her background, along with a law degree, Skipwith has both ends of the agency spectrum covered, however links to corporate farming and water use groups have environmentalists on alert.
STAYING UP LATE! The sun begins to set later in the day, effective today. While we haven’t turned the corner to longer days, it’s getting closer with the approach of the winter solstice next Saturday. Sunrise will start getting earlier Jan. 3 and by then we’ll have added 12 minutes at the end of the day.