Snow ending this morning then cloudy with 60% chance of flurries, an attentional Amount 1 to 4 cm is possible by the evening, winds up to 15 km/h with a high of +1C and a wind chill of -11C. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -5C feels like -11C, our winds are 14 km/h from the NNW and will increase throughout the day.
HIGHWAYS IN AND AROUND OUR AREA ARE SNOW PACKED, WET AND SLIPPERY BUT DRIVABLE. CAUTION NEEDS TO BE TAKEN IN THESE CONDITIONS AND TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED UNTIL THE PLOWS GET OUT TO START THEIR WORK.
The SNOWFALL WARNING FOR OUR AREA HAS ENDED. There are no other weather warnings for our area at this time BUT there is a MARINE WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Issued 03:00 AM CDT 14 October 2018 Today Tonight and Monday. Strong wind warning in effect. Wind north 25 knots diminishing to north 15 early this afternoon then becoming southwest 15 after midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 20 Monday morning then veering to northwest 20 Monday afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 25 Monday evening.
HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY!
CURRENT WEATHER AND MARINE WIND WARNINGS
CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
2018 October 14
Orion in Red and Blue
Image Credit & Copyright: David LindemannExplanation:
When did Orion become so flashy? This colorful rendition of part of the constellation of Orion
comes from red light emitted by hydrogen
(SII), and blue-green light emitted by oxygen
). Hues on the featured image
were then digitally reassigned to be indicative of their elemental
origins — but also striking to the human eye
. The breathtaking composite was painstakingly composed
from hundreds of images which took nearly 200 hours to collect. Pictured, Barnard’s Loop
, across the image bottom, appears to cradle interstellar constructs including the intricate Orion Nebula
seen just right of center. The Flame Nebula
can also be quickly located, but it takes a careful eye to identify the slight indentation of the dark Horsehead Nebula
. As to Orion’s flashiness — a leading explanation for the origin of Barnard’s Loop
is a supernova blast
that occurred about two million years ago.