Today’s Weather And Current Fire Conditions Fore FRIDAY! August 31st, 2018

Sunny this morning then cloudy with a chance of showers this afternoon/evening with a high of 17c and moderate/high winds. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of 14C, our winds are from the WSW 18 km/h gusting to 30 km/h throughout the day.

There are no weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WIND WARNING for the LAKE today and tomorrow: Issued 03:00 AM CDT 31 August 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday.Strong wind warning in effect.Wind west 10 to 15 knots backing to south 15 Saturday afternoon then increasing to northwest 20 Saturday evening.

Our FIRE DANGER remains at LOW: Low (Green) – Fire starts are unlikely. Weather and fuel conditions will lead to slow fire spread, low intensity and relatively easy control with light mop-up. Controlled burns can usually be executed with reasonable safety.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

CURRENT WEATHER WARNINGS

CURRENT FIRE CONDITIONS AND OBSERVATIONS 

CURRENT HIGHWAY OBSERVATIONS

Close Mars 
Image Credit & Copyright: D. Peach, V. Suc, Chilescope team
Explanation: Still bright in evening skies, Mars was just past opposition and closest to Earth on July 31, a mere 57.6 million kilometers away. Captured only a week later, this remarkable image shows the Red Planet’s disk near its maximum size in earthbound telescopes, but still less than 1/74th the apparent diameter of a Full Moon. Broad regional surface shadings are starting to reappear in the tantalizing view as the latest planet-wide dust storm subsides. With the bright south polar cap at the bottom, the Valles Marineris extends along the center of the disk. Just below it lies the roughly circular Solis Lacus region sometimes known as the Eye of Mars. In a line, three prominent dark spots left of center are the volcanic Tharsis Montes.

Tomorrow’s picture: Aerosol Earth

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