Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Thursday Apr. 5th 2018

Another cold day with below normal temperatures expected and no precipitation is expected for sometime. Cold this morning and a little warmer this afternoon, moderate to high winds throughout the day with gusts in the in the 25-30 km/h range. Currently we have mostly clear skies, a temperature of -15C feels like – 21C with our windchill, our winds are from the NW at 9 kn/h and will increase throughout the day.

There are no weather, marine or snow warnings for our area at this time.

Our highways remain in GOOD spring driving conditions.



NGC 289: Swirl in the Southern Sky 
Image Credit & CopyrightAdam BlockChileScope
Explanation: About 70 million light-years distant, gorgeous spiral galaxy NGC 289 is larger than our own Milky Way. Seen nearly face-on, its bright core and colorful central disk give way to remarkably faint, bluish spiral arms. The extensive arms sweep well over 100 thousand light-years from the galaxy’s center. At the lower right in this sharp, telescopic galaxy portrait the main spiral arm seems to encounter a small, fuzzy elliptical companion galaxy interacting with enormous NGC 289. Of course the spiky stars are in the foreground of the scene. They lie within the Milky Way toward the southern constellation Sculptor.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space

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