Today’s Weather And Current Fire Conditions For FRIDAY! August 7th, 2018

CHILLY MORNING! Mainly sunny today a high of 12C with low/moderate winds. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of 4C, our winds are from the ESE at 2 km/h increasing to 15 km/h throughout the day.

There is no weather warnings for our area BUT there is a MARINE WIND WARNING for the LAKE TODAY AND TOMORROW: Issued 03:00 AM CDT 07 September 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday. Strong wind warning in effect. Wind east 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 late this evening then veering to south 25 Saturday afternoon.

Our FIRE DANGER continues to sit 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.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY AND WEEKEND!

WEATHER WARNINGS FOR OUR AREA

CURRENT FIRE CONDITIONS AND DANGER

CURRENT HIGHWAY OBSERVATIONS

DAILY NASA PICTURE

Saturn’s North Polar Hexagon 
Image Credit: NASAJPL-CaltechSpace Science InstituteHampton University
Explanation: In full view, the amazing six-sided jet stream known as Saturn’s north polar hexagon is shown in this colorful Cassini image. Extending to 70 degrees north latitude, the false-color video frame is map-projected, based on infrared, visible, and ultraviolet image data recorded by the Saturn-orbiting spacecraft in late 2012. First found in the outbound Voyager flyby images from the 1980s, the bizarre, long-lived feature tied to the planet’s rotation is about 30,000 kilometers across. At its center lies the ringed gas giant’s hurricane-like north polar storm. A new long term study of Cassini data has found a remarkable higher-altitude vortex, exactly matching the outlines of the north polar hexagon, that formed as summer approached the planet’s northern hemisphere. It appears to reach hundreds of kilometers above these deeper cloud tops, into Saturn’s stratosphere.

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