OBSERVED. Welcome to your three day weekend (hopefully) and a warm one is setting up at that! We’ve got news on non-fireworks sky shows, a boat conversion and the drought as it stood before this week’s rains.
Featured Photo: GLASSY. The sun rises over calm southern shore waters on Big Detroit Lake in Minnesota. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 7/3 – Feeling July – Hi 88, Lo 67, Wind SE@11, G18
Tomorrow: Sat 7/4 – BOOM! – Hi 87, Lo 62, Wind S@10
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:35PM 4:24AM Fol. Day 12:26PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00PM. Before the fireworks start, get on some fish with moonrise and calmer conditions in our Edge Hour.
COOL CONVERSION. Bassmaster gives the step-by-step conversion of an old Lund into a new fishing machine. With some time, a budget and a long northland winter, it’s amazing what can get accomplished!
LIGHT UP THE SKY. The summer’s first meteor shower – the alpha Capricornids – begins today and while it’s a minor one, it builds in strength until the Perseid event takes hold at the middle of the month, with the latter being the season’s most notable show. The Perseids at their peak will result in up to 75 meteors per hour!
STILL DRY. The UNL Drought Monitor still shows the western half of ND in a moderate drought, though its likely heavy rains from June 30 to July 2 will impact this image in next week’s iteration.