HEATING UP. A warm weekend is headed our way as we say goodbye to January and hello to the start of February. We’ve got the scoop on a pair of melting days, the power of wetlands and some CRP info from the NDG&F in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Wetland Wonders. Sloughs and other wetland areas are front and center in today’s Outdoors Roundup as we talk both CRP and World Wetland Day. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 1/31 – Last Day! – Hi 31, Lo 17, Wind SW@13
Tomorrow Sat 2/1 – Hey Feb. – Hi 41, Lo 31, Wind W@15, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:24AM Fol. Day 5:58PM 5:37AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (35% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:30-6:30PM. Sunset and Moon overhead with mild temperatures will fire up a great night of ice fishing in our Edge Hour.
CRP SIGN UP. The North Dakota Game & Fish Dept. details the ongoing CRP sign up process in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast as a month remains in the effort to set marginal lands aside in the state. From a height of 3.38 million acres in ND in 2007, the state currently sits at 1.25 million in set-aside lands.
WWD. World Wetlands Day is February 2, and the value of wetlands – from water retention and filtration, to rearing and roosting habitat for hundreds of thousands of species – can’t be understated, especially in the duck factory of North Dakota. Take a look around and celebrate these places that play such a vital role in our world.
WARM SPIKE. February comes in on a warm note as temperatures start to climb today and stay above freezing for much of the weekend, with a possible shot at 40s in much of the state on Sunday. While things dip again next week, no significant snow is in the near-term forecast.