BULLSEYE. The worst of the snowfall will cover eastern ND, with more than a foot possible in many places between Bismarck and Fargo by the time things wrap up in the first wave on Friday. Wrap-around snow and high winds will continue to make things tricky for Saturday’s Pheasant Opener, so we cover that and more in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Sunset on Autumn? A rooster stands in snow as the sun sets and twighlight settles in. It appears the end of autumn has come early. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 10/10 – Bunker Down – Hi 30, Lo 28, Wind NW@25, G35, 10” Snow
Tomorrow: Fri 10/11 – Snow Tapers – Hi 31, Lo 25, Wind NW@30, G40, 8” Snow
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:22PM 4:21AM 11:48PM 11:27AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (91% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. If you’re somewhere out of the storm, moonrise with approaching sunset will be your Edge Hour.
COLOR CODED. Pay attention to weather conditions as they will quickly deteriorate Thursday into Friday, and Saturday and Sunday have a chance for continued issues for those venturing out for pheasant opener. Utilize NOAA resources like the interactive Conditions and Hazard Map and stay tuned to local radio for more info.
LAYER UP. While hunting after all of this will be possible (Wednesday, maybe?), remember the importance of layers – especially base layers such as thermal underwear. You can always take off what you don’t need, but you can’t put on what you didn’t bring.
TAKE A NUMBER. The NDG&F Dept. reminds hunters that certain items of equipment such as stands and blinds on public lands must have an identification number tied to the hunter’s online account with the agency. A number can be generated at the agency’s buy and apply page.