Today’s Weather And Highway Conditions For Thursday October 4th, 2018

Sunny becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. High plus 4. With Moderate/high winds. Currently we have a few clouds, temperature of -3C feels like -7C, winds are from the WNW at 11 km/h gusting up to 25 km/h.

There are NO weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WIND WARNING for the LAKE today: Issued 03:00 AM CDT 04 October 2018 Today Tonight and Friday.Strong wind warning in effect. Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to northwest 10 late this morning then becoming light early this afternoon. Wind becoming south 10 after midnight then becoming light Friday afternoon.

Highways in the NORTH are IN GOOD DRIVING CONDITIONS and highways FURTHER SOUTHER are SLICK and WET but will DRY UP throughout the day.




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 October 4

Opportunity After the Storm 
Image Credit: HiRISEMROLPL (U. Arizona)NASA
Explanation: On Mars dust storms can’t actually blow spacecraft over, but they can blot out the Sun. Over three months ago a planet-wide dust storm caused a severe lack of sunlight for the Mars rover Opportunity at its location near the west rim of Endeavor crater. The lack of sunlight sent the solar-powered Opportunity into hibernation and for over 115 sols controllers have not received any communication from the rover. The dust is clearing as the storm subsides though. On September 20th, when this image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera, about 25 percent of the sunlight was reaching the surface again. The white box marks a 47-meter-wide (154-foot-wide) area centered on a blip identified as the silent-for-now Opportunity rover.

Tomorrow’s picture: the last days of Venus