ONE-DAY WEEKEND. Today’s temps will feel balmy as we threaten the thirty-degree mark. You’ll have some wind to deal with but even with the gusts it will feel warm on the ice. Things make a quick about-face for Saturday and Sunday as cold air returns into early next week. We cover Ma Nature’s mood swings, a storm to the east, some clay target news and work by QDMA for better deer hunting in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Wait, what?! Warm?! A curious pair of ‘coons get caught on trail camera. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 1/17 – Feels Warm! – Hi 29, Lo 10, Wind StoNW@20, G30
Tomorrow: Sat 1/18 – That Was Fast – Hi -1, Lo -4, Wind NW@25, G35
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
12:51AM 12:25PM 6:44AM 7:09PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter
EDGE HOUR: 12:00-1:00PM. Warm temperatures, moonset and southern breezes will highlight today’s Edge Hour with a bump from the Last Quarter phase.
HARD CHARGING. QDMA has ramped up its lobbying efforts, fighting for sportsman’s access, the deer hunting tradition and habitat while weighing in on the legislative issues that affect the sport in North America. A rundown of the group’s 2019 efforts is up on the QDMA blog.
WOULDN’T SAY “MISSING” IT. A large winter system lands just east of the Red River with eastern North Dakota catching the edge of it this weekend. Snow amounts in central and southern Minnesota may top 10 inches, the Fargo area may see four. Meanwhile, our temperature moderation to more average numbers is stabilizing in the long-term forecast.
ON TARGET. The Missouri River Clay Target League, parent group to all six Bismarck-Mandan high school trap teams, is opening registration to all shooters next week with information meetings on Jan. 21 and 23 and sign up starting on Jan. 24. For more on the teams visit mrctl.org.