Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Wednesday Feb. 14th, 2018

Cloudy and warmer, flurries for this morning throughout the afternoon then becoming cloudy with low to moderate winds and windchill’s. The deep freeze will be back overnight with winchill’s in the mid to high -30c’s.  Currently we have cloudy sky’s, flurries, a temperature of -6C with no winchill as our winds are calm.

There is no weather warning but there is a BLOWING SNOW ADVISORY for the LAKE today. CAUTION for fishermen on the lake today.

The highways in and around our area are slick as flurries fall and will get worse throughout the day. Please take caution when traveling and plan ahead.

HAVE A GREAT LOVE DAY!

   

Statements (In effect)

Blowing snow advisory in effect

Lake Winnipeg – north basin

Issued 02:15 AM CST 14 February 2018Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring.

Northeasterly winds of 50 gusting to 70 km/h are expected to develop near noon today and subside somewhat early this evening. These strong winds along with 5 to 10 cm of snow today will create reduced visibilities in blowing snow.

Blowing snow advisories are issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow giving poor visibility to 800 metres or less for at least 3 hours.

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

In the Heart of the Heart Nebula 
Credit & Copyright: Alan Erickson
Explanation: What’s that inside the Heart Nebula? First, the large emission nebula dubbed IC 1805 looks, in whole, like a human heart. It’s shape perhaps fitting of the Valentine’s Day, this heart glows brightly in red light emitted by its most prominent element: hydrogen. The red glow and the larger shape are all created by a small group of stars near the nebula’s center. In the heart of the Heart Nebula are young stars from the open star cluster Melotte 15 that are eroding away several picturesque dust pillars with their energetic light and winds. The open cluster of stars contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, many dim stars only a fraction of the mass of our Sun, and an absent microquasar that was expelled millions of years ago. The Heart Nebula is located about 7,500 light years away toward the constellation of the mythological Queen of Aethiopia (Cassiopeia).

Tomorrow’s picture: open space

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