Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions/Observations For Thanksgiving Day 2018

Cloudy today 60% chance of light snow early this afternoon. A High of 2C, our will be low. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -1C feels like -5C, our winds are from the N at 10 km/h and will remain steady throughout the day/evening.

We have no weather or marine wind warnings for our area at this time.

Highways in and around our area are in excellent driving conditions, highway 10 & 39 is wet, slick and slushy in places.

HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING DAY!

CURRENT WEATHER AND MARINE WIND WARNINGS

CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS/OBSERVATIONS

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 8

Comet 12P Between Rosette and Cone Nebulas 
Image Credit & Copyright: Fritz Helmut Hemmerich
Explanation: Small bits of this greenish-gray comet are expected to streak across Earth’s atmosphere tonight. Specifically, debris from the eroding nucleus of Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner, pictured, causes the annual Draconids meteor shower, which peaks this evening. Draconid meteors are easy to enjoy this year because meteor rates will likely peak soon after sunset with the Moon’s glare nearly absent. Patience may be needed, though, as last month’s passing of 21Pnear the Earth’s orbit is not expected to increase the Draconids’ normal meteor rate this year of (only) a few meteors per hour. Then again, meteor rates are notoriously hard to predict, and the Draconids were quite impressive in 1933, 1946, and 2011. Featured, Comet 21P gracefully posed between the Rosette (upper left) and Cone (lower right) nebulas two weeks ago before heading back out to near the orbit of Jupiter, to return again in about six and a half years.

Tomorrow’s picture: big swirl