Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Monday November 5th, 2018

Clouds this morning then mixed precipitation begins this afternoon/evening/overnight accumulations to be around 3-6CM. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of +2C, winds are 8 km/h from the ESE and will increase by later this morning to 20-25 km/h.

Our highways in and around our area are in excellent driving conditions, but will increase to wet and slippery by the afternoon and will become covered by the evening.

There ARE weather warnings around our area for snowfall but there is NO warning for our area, CAUTION TO BE TAKEN IF YOUR TRAVELING NORTH AND WEST. There is a MARINE WIND WARNING FOR OUR AREA:  Issued 03:00 AM CST 05 November 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday.Strong wind warning in effect. Wind southeast 15 knots becoming north 15 near midnight then increasing to north 20 overnight. Wind north 20 Tuesday.




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 November 5

IC 4592: The Blue Horsehead Reflection Nebula 
Image Credit & Copyright: Mario Cogo
Explanation: Do you see the horse’s head? What you are seeing is not the famous Horsehead nebula toward Orion but rather a fainter nebula that only takes on a familiar form with deeper imaging. The main part of the here imagedmolecular cloud complex is a reflection nebula cataloged as IC 4592. Reflection nebulas are actually made up of very fine dust that normally appears dark but can look quite blue when reflecting the light of energetic nearby stars. In this case, the source of much of the reflected light is a star at the eye of the horse. That star is part of Nu Scorpii, one of the brighter star systems toward the constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius). A second reflection nebula dubbed IC 4601is visible surrounding two stars to the right of the image center.

Tomorrow’s picture: california dreaming