Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Monday Feb. 12th, 2018

Cold this morning then will warm up a bit by the afternoon with mainly sunny skies, moderate to high winds and winchill’s. Our high today should reach -18C. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of -25C and there is no windchill as our winds are calm.

There are no weather or blowing snow warnings but there IS A MARINE wind WARNING for today.

Our highways in and around our area are in GOOD winter driving conditions with blowing snowing in open areas. Please plan ahead when traveling.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Warnings (In effect)

Extreme Cold Warning in effect

Lake Winnipegosis

Issued 04:35 AM CST 12 February 2018A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Temperatures below minus 30 and winds of 10 to 20 km/h have brought dangerous wind chills near minus 40 to southern Manitoba this morning. The dangerous wind chills will end this morning as temperatures moderate.

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.

CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS

Blue Comet Meets Blue Stars 
Credit & Copyright: Tom Masterson (Transient Astronomer)
Explanation: What’s that heading for the Pleiades star cluster? It appears to be Comet C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS), but here, appearances are deceiving. On the right and far in the background, the famous Pleiades star cluster is dominated by blue light from massive young stars. On the left and visiting the inner Solar System is Comet PanSTARRS, a tumbling block of ice from the outer Solar System that currently sports a long ion tail dominated by blue light from an unusually high abundance of ionized carbon monoxideComet PanSTARRS is actually moving toward the top of the image, and its ion tail points away from the Sun but is affected by a complex solar wind of particles streaming out from the Sun. Visible through a small telescope, the comet is fading as it recedes from the Earth, even though it reaches its closest point to the Sun in early May.

Tomorrow’s picture: orbiting car

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