I'm writing this today for all the people who have cabin fever like myself.  The last two days of weather certainly isn't helping the cause.  After a mid 50 degrees day on Saturday, the snow was all but gone in Bismarck, Mandan, and Lincoln.  Now, we have several inches of snow to melt again and it doesn't appear like that will happen this week.  Yep, winter has set in again, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I was watching the Yellowstone marathon on Sunday night and before I knew it, time had flown by and it was 6 pm.  I looked outside as the snow was flying and it was still fairly light out.  That's right, sunset in Bismarck right now is 6:16 pm these days and that's a long way from those dark days driving home from work at 5 pm not too long ago.

Well, more good news.  You can expect another extra full hour of sunlight in the not-to-distant future.  It's going to come with a cost though.  You'll lose an hour of sleep, but you'll gain an hour of sunlight.  That's right we spring forward on Sunday, March 13th.

Hopefully, by then we'll have spring-like temperatures to enjoy that extra sunlight.  The first official day of spring is coming up on March 20th.  I can't wait to get on the river to start chasing walleyes and all the fun that goes with that.  It's kind of tough to imagine that right now as I look outside my window.


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