Today’s Weather And Highway Conditions/Observations For Thursday October 11th, 2018

A mix of sun and cloud this morning then clouds and a chance of scattered flurries this afternoon, high of +1C, winds will be moderate. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -2C feels like -4, winds are 3 km/h from the NW and will increase 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 11 October 2018 Today Tonight and Friday.Strong wind warning in effect. Wind northeast 15 knots backing to northwest 15 late this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 10 Friday morning. Wind increasing to south 20 Friday afternoon.

Highways in and our area are in excellent diving 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 11

West Coast Launch and Landing 
Image Credit & CopyrightJohn Kraus
Explanation: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch dazzled viewers along the U.S. west coast after sunset on October 7. Rising from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, planet Earth, the Falcon 9’s first stage then returned to a landing zone some 400 meters from the launch site less than 8 minutes after liftoff. Both launch and first stage landing (left) are captured in the frame of this two image stack, recorded by a stationary, sound-activated camera set up on a nearby hill. This Falcon 9 rocket delivered its payload, an Earth-observing satellite developed by Argentina’s national space agency, to low Earth orbit. Of course, the Falcon 9 first stage had flown before. Following a launch from Vandenberg on July 25 it was recovered after landing on the autonomous drone ship Just Read the Instructions.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space