LAMBISH? March arrives on stiff northwest winds, but no snow and temps above freezing keep things positive to start the final month of winter. We’ve got updates on severity along with news and notes from around ND to get you geared up for this great time of transition!
Featured Photo: HONEYCOMB. Late season ice begins to honeycomb. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 3/1 – Windy – Hi 33, Lo 28, Wind NW@25, G35
Tomorrow: Mon 3/2 – Shift – Hi 38, Lo 14, Wind SW 15, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:37AM 12:40AM 6:06PM 5:42AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (28% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. Sunset and moon overhead align to close out your weekend with a strong Edge Hour.
MAKING THE TURN. As we enter March and the three-quarter point of winter, the severity index for the season still shows a tale of two halves. Bismarck and west are mostly without snow, making the last month or so easy on wildlife. Get 20 miles east of the Missouri, however, and it’s a different story as at least a foot and still some sizeable drifts cover the landscape and things are more severe for wildlife toward Fargo and Grand Forks.
BEAST IN THE EAST. The Red River basin is still under a major flood watch for spring as NOAA updates projections for the coming weeks. To the west, much like the WSI report above, things are looking okay along the Missouri River watershed.
FLICKERS. The North Dakota Wildlife Federation shares its quarterly update on legislative issues, habitat and more in its Winter installment of the Flickertales newsletter. Catch up on everything going on with the group and on ND’s conservation scene in this info-packed edition.