SOME SATURDAY! A nice start to your weekend is setting up with light winds, mild temps and a shot at getting outdoors in earnest. We take a look at today’s conditions with yesterday’s new moon helping the bite and go around the horn and nation for wildlife news and a look at conditions in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Frosting. A bush bears an overnight accumulation of hoarfrost, frequently seen in the past week with temps around freezing and calm winds at night. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat – Wonderful – Hi 32, Lo 17, Wind S@8
Tomorrow: Sun – Great One – Hi 33, Lo 28, Wind NW@7
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:03AM 6:25PM 1:41PM 1:17AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (2% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:00-6:00PM. Sunset, light winds and nice temps ahead of moonset will kick your evening angling off in our Edge Hour.
CWD STABLE IN SE MN. The Minnesota DNR reports that concerns over Chronic Wasting Disease remain primarily in the southeast corner of the state. 23 deer tested positive for the prion-based disease in that area this year during surveys.
LOW KINGS. The population of California’s overwintering monarch butterflies remains low, according to the Xerces society’s annual report. The review also shows damage or destruction to 21 wintering sites for the insects in the state during the past year, further reducing carrying capacity needed to sustain the bellwether butterfly species.
STRANGELY QUIET. The mid-range forecast doesn’t show much in the way of wild weather after we’ve survived the most recent outbreak of arctic cold and been dealt a glancing blow from a strong winter storm. On the long-range scanners, seasonal temps also appear to be the norm.