Today’s Weather And Current Fire Conditions For FRIDAY! June 1st, 2018

Sunny to start the day then clouds and rain this after/evening, with moderate to high winds and a high of 13C. Currently we have increasing cloud, a temperature of 10C, our winds are from the SE at 21 km/h with gusts in the 30-40 km range throughout the day.

We do have a MARINE WIND WARNING for the LAKE TODAY: Issued 03:00 AM CDT 01 June 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.Strong wind warning in effect.Wind northeast 15 knots increasing to east 20 early this evening and to east 25 overnight. Wind diminishing to east 10 Saturday afternoon then increasing to northwest 25 Saturday evening.

Our FIRE DANGER now sits at MODERATE: Moderate (Blue) – Some wildfires may be expected. Expect moderate flame length and rate of spread. Control is usually not difficult and light to moderate mop-up can be expected. Although controlled burning can be done without creating a hazard, routine caution should be taken.





Mars Approach 
Image Credit & CopyrightDamian Peach
Explanation: Since the distance from Earth to Mars changes drastically as the planets orbit the Sun, Mars’ appearance changes dramaticaly. Mars is bright now, and it’s getting closer and brighter still as it orbits toward its 2018 oppositionand closest approach to Earth in late July. This sequence of sharp telescopic images records the Red Planet’s steady increase in apparent size for the months of January (top left) through April. During that time its distance from Earth went from 284 million kilometers in January to 129 million kilometers in April, and so its apparent size more than doubled. At closest approach Mars will be about 58 million kilometers distant, more than doubling in apparent size compared to the disk at the lower right. By then it will rival the brightness of Jupiter in planet Earth’s night sky, but don’t believe the claims of the inevitable internet hoax.

Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend

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