Today’s Weather And Current Fire Danger For Thursday September 13th, 2018

A mix of sun and cloud with a chance of showers throughout the day/evening, a high of 15C and moderate/high winds. Currently we have some clouds, a temperature of 4C and our winds are from the W at 6 km/h and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.

There is a MARINE WIND WARNING for the LAKE today: Issued 03:00 AM CDT 13 September 2018 Today Tonight and Friday.Strong wind warning in effect.Wind southeast 15 knots diminishing to light early this morning then increasing to north 20 late this evening. Wind diminishing to north 15 Friday morning.

Our FIRE DANGER SITS 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 THURSDAY!

CURRENT WEATHER AND MARINE WIND WARNINGS

CURRENT FIRE DANGER AND CONDITIONS 

CURRENT HIGHWAY OBSERVATIONS AND CONDITIONS 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2018 September 13

Comet, Clusters and Nebulae 
Image Credit & CopyrightMohammad Nouroozi
Explanation: Bright enough for binocular viewing Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner stands out, even in this deep telephoto mosaic of the star cluster and nebula rich constellation Auriga the Charioteer. On the night of September 9 its greenish coma and diffuse tail contrast with the colorful stars and reddish emission nebulae in the almost 10 degree field of view along the Milky Way. The comet was near its perihelion and closest approach to Earth, about 200 light-seconds away. Riding across the distant background just above the comet’s tail are well-known Auriga star clusters M38 (left of center) and M36 (toward the right) about 4,000 light-years away. At the top left, emission region IC 405 is only 1,500 light-years distant, more dramatically known as the Flaming Star Nebula. To its right lies IC 410, 12,000 light-years away and famous for its star-forming cosmic tadpoles. A child of our Solar System Giacobini-Zinner is a periodic comet orbiting the Sun once every 6.5 years, and the parent body of October’s Draconids meteor shower.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space

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