HOT STUFF.  A warm weekend is on tap, with a solid stretch of weather to help close out your July.  We look back at a hot June, how to build a boat launch, and a blue-green algae alert in today’s Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:   The Fish Creek valley winds down to the recreation area near Judson. Simonson Photo.

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Fri 7/26 – Weekend – Hi 86, Lo 66, Wind NW@11, G18

Tomorrow:  Sat 7/27 – Awesome – Hi 88, Lo 59, Wind S@7


SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):


Sunrise        Sunset

6:16AM       9:23PM


Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

1:39AM        4:06PM         8:46AM           9:11PM


Moon Phase:  Waning Crescent (34% Full)


EDGE HOUR:   9:00-10:00PM.  Get a supercharged low-light bite with sunset and moon underfoot in our Edge Hour.





UPTICK.  The median global temperature last month was up 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit over the average, making it the hottest June on record for the planet.  Additionally, arctic sea ice loss – a measurement of temperature effects – slipped below the all-time low track of 2012 and is poised to bottom out below that level.

LAUNCH IT.  The NDG&F Dept. details how access is created on the state’s many waters in this week’s installment of Outdoors Online.  Check out the “pour and push” project and more which details how eight to 10 new ramps get created to access your favorite waters.


THE BLUES.  Blue-green algae can be harmful to pets and humans.  Recent concerns at Harmon Lake north of Mandan are of note, along with other small bodies of water prone to fertile runoff  and warm temperatures which spur the growth of the organism.


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