Today’s Weather And Highway Conditions/Observations For Wednesday October 10th, 2018

Mix of sun and clouds today 30% chance of flurries. High of 2C with moderate winds. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -2C feels like -5C, our winds N at 10 km/h guting to 15 km/h throughout the day.

There are no weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WIND WARNING for the LAKE TODAY: Issued 03:00 AM CDT 10 October 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday.Strong wind warning in effect.Wind northeast 15 knots increasing to northeast 20 early this afternoon then diminishing to northeast 15 near midnight. Wind backing to northwest 15 Thursday afternoon.

Our highways in and around our area are in excellent driving 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 October 10

Sun Dance 
Video Credit: NASASDOProcessing: Alan Watson via Helioviewer
Explanation: Sometimes, the surface of our Sun seems to dance. In the middle of 2012, for example, NASA’s Sun-orbiting Solar Dynamic Observatory spacecraft imaged an impressive prominence that seemed to perform a running dive roll like an acrobatic dancer. The dramatic explosion was captured in ultraviolet light in the featured time-lapse video covering about three hours. A looping magnetic field directed the flow of hot plasma on the Sun. The scale of thedancing prominence is huge — the entire Earth would easily fit under the flowing arch of hot gas. A quiescent prominence typically lasts about a month, and may erupt in a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) expelling hot gas into the Solar System. The energy mechanism that creates a solar prominence is still a topic of research. Unlike 2012, this year the Sun’s surface is significantly more serene, featuring fewer spinning prominences, as it is near the minimum in its 11-year magnetic cycle.

Tomorrow’s picture: launch and landing