MONDAY MONITOR. We’re checking out the approaching spring conditions from what remains of winter to the threat of flooding in the near term. Along with that, we get some thoughts on where to go to get away from people during the Covid-19 outbreak, where that option is or will be available.
Featured Photo: CASTS COMING. As ice recedes, openwater options will come – how high the flows will be depends on how far east you are. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 3/16 – Stable – Hi 32, Lo 25, Wind NW@14, G23
Tomorrow: Tue 3/17 – Lt. Wind – Hi 34, Lo 20, Wind SE@7
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:33AM 12:17PM 7:57AM 8:24PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00PM. Sunset with moon underfoot will help with the evening bite, despite some snowy conditions, in our Edge Hour.
ALMOST HOME! At the 7/8 point of the winter severity index season (two weeks to go!), we see a continued warming trend in the west as Bismarck falls to a near-moderate level of average. In eastern ND, things stay steady in the severe level as snowpack continues to blunt any warming trends.
CRUCIAL WEEKS. While flooding is less likely in the west, that snow in the east is threatening rising water levels along the Red and Sheyenne River basins of North Dakota. Projections show likely weeks of high water starting soon, pendant on temperature increases.
FISHING OUT COVID-19? In areas where voluntary or mandatory confinement is not in place, doctors are recommending open spaces for those looking for release from the Coronavirus pandemic. On the east coast, PBS shares that parks available with open spaces are best, and recommends avoiding hands-on areas like swings and jungle gyms.