HAPPY SUMMER!  Welcome to the first day of the warm weather season!  While it might not feel like it today, things will get going into the weekend and next week, just in time to fire it up for the Fourth.  We go around the horn in our Outdoors Roundup with solstice facts, a shooting range short and slithering snakes.

Featured Photo:  The summer sun sets over a lakeshore. Simonson Photo

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Fri 6/21 – Midday showers – Hi 69, Lo 60, Wind SE@20, G30

Tomorrow:  Sat 6/22 – Dry & Pleasant – Hi 71, Lo 60, Wind SW@15, G30

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

5:49AM       9:41PM

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

12:21AM     9:51AM       5:03AM       5:26PM

 

Moon Phase:  Waning Gibbous (84% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR:   7:30-8:30AM.  Moonset following sunrise before the heavier rains will be your best bet in today’s Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:

2Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

A LONG DAY.  Welcome to summer (er, sorta)!  On the longest day of the year and the first day of the season, we won’t crack 70 degrees.  The summer solstice hits at 10:54 CT today and Vox has some fun facts about the event, so celebrate summer and hope the forecasted warm-up holds!

GET SHOOTING.  With deer lottery results soon to come, get sighted in at one of the handful of shooting ranges available to sportsmen. In this week’s installment of Outdoors Online, the NDG&F details these public-access areas to get on target for the upcoming hunting season.

HOUSE SLYTHERIN.  The New York Times details a massive annual snake migration north of the border near Narcisse, Manitoba.  There thousands of garter snakes make the ground come alive in a yearly mating ritual as they slither and slide through ideal terrain for the act.

 

 

 

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