WRATH IN REVIEW. We check out the chill of winter thus far as the region – along with much of the northern U.S. – finds itself off to a severe start in terms of seasonal weather. In addition, we take a peak at what’s to come and the standard bearers for axe throwing, just in case you need to release some early holiday stress in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: RUN! A rooster makes a dash through snow-covered grasses. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 12/15 – Warmish? – Hi 15, Lo 1, Wind SW@6
Tomorrow: Mon 12/16 – Stabilizing – Hi 18, Lo 6, Wind W@7
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:43PM 11:26AM 3:33AM 4:01PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (87% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:30-4:30PM. Moon underfoot with the approaching sunset will make for a good time outdoors in today’s Edge Hour.
TO THE EXTREME. A few hard hitting storms and some colder-than-average conditions have already placed much of the Midwest in the “Extreme” winter category, according to the Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index (AWSSI). Not a good start for wildlife, or people prone to cabin fever.
GIVE IT A TOSS. The International Axe Throwers Association was formed in 2016 with the rising popularity of the activity. The group serves as the standardized rule setting organization for over 100 leagues throughout the world and as of 2019, boasts more than 40 million axes thrown in its events.
ON THE RISE. Despite our recent weather history, we make our way out of the freezer as temperatures rise into the week. Highs in the low 30s will appear by Friday making this weekend’s chill a memory, at least for now. No significant snowfall is expected in the near-term, keeping things on the ground reasonable for late season hunts and early ice trips.