SULTRY SOLSTICE. Temps will top 40 degrees on this, the first day of winter, giving you ample opportunity to kick off your holiday season hunts or time on the ice with good conditions. We cover that, and the battle against ANS along with a talk with the NDG&F’s head honcho in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: LEAST LIGHT. The sun sets over a frozen lake in central ND. Today marks the least amount of daily sunlight in the calendar year. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 12/21 – Super Sat – Hi 41, Lo 28, Wind SW@6
Tomorrow: Sun 12/22 – Still Nice – Hi 34, Lo 27, Wind SW@6
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:46AM 1:55PM 7:56AM 8:21PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (25% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:30-8:30AM. Moon overhead with sunrise will make for an awesome start to your day in our Edge Hour.
FIRST! Welcome to the first day of winter! The 2019 winter solstice occurs at 10:19pm tonight, meaning it’s just 90 days until spring, and the shortest amount of daylight for the year occurs today.
BATTLE LINES. The National Wildlife Federation reports that a budget agreement passing the U.S. House of Representatives appropriates funding for the battle against invasive Asian carp (the jumping ones) and the prevention of their colonization of new waters up north.
TUNE IN. DEO’s Nick Simonson interview’s NDG&F Director Terry Steinwand in the first of a fun and informative two-part holiday series on Our Outdoors Radio. Check it out Saturday at 11 am as part of Super Sports Saturday on KOVC and its affiliates or listen to the podcasts after each show.