THE SITCH. We take a look at current situations with water, warmth and winter in today’s Outdoors Roundup and how all of those factors and more will influence your ice fishing now, openwater angling this summer and hunting next fall.
Featured Photo: SPRING RUN. We take a look at what flowing water levels may be this spring. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 2/8 – Hi 26, Lo 14, Wind SE@7
Tomorrow: Sun 2/9 – Hi 27, Lo 15, Wind NW@10, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:15PM 7:53AM 12:01AM 12:31PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (98% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:30-8:30AM. Sunrise and moonset align to start a nice day with your Edge Hour.
WARM UP. The North Dakota Game & Fish Dept. reviews the first half of winter and discusses how wildlife survive the harsh conditions in the state as part of this Outdoors Online webcast. With the varied snowfall across the state and some strong early cold snaps, animals face some challenges but are faring well.
WATER CONTENT. The US Army Corps of Engineers gives a preview of the spring water content in the Missouri River system and where river levels might be. Meanwhile, NOAA suggests a major chance of flooding along the Red River from Fargo to Grand Forks with the snow on the ground and high water entering the winter season.
UPS & DOWNS. We’ll have temperatures see-saw over the next week or so with a warm-up predicted for the end of next week. While some snow may push in next Thursday, it’s not likely to be significant as of this model run.