Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Tuesday November 6th, 2018

Light snow this morning then mainly cloudy, a high of -5C and wind will be moderate/high. Currently we have light snow, a temperature of -6C feels like -14C, our winds are 19 km/h from the NW and will increase to 25 km/h.

Our highways in and around our area are WET/SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY. CAUTION NEEDS TO BE TAKEN WHEN TRAVELING IN AND AROUND OUR AREA.

There are NO weather warnings for our area BUT there IS A MARINE WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Issued 03:00 AM CST 06 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday. Strong wind warning in effect.Wind north 15 knots increasing to north 20 to 25 early this morning then diminishing to northwest 15 overnight. Wind northwest 15 Wednesday.

HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!

CURRENT WEATHER AND MARINE WARNINGS

CURRENT HIGHWAY 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 November 6

NGC 1499: The California Nebula 
Image Credit & Copyright: Bray Falls
Explanation: There’s even a California in space. Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, this cosmic cloud by chance echoes the outline of California on the west coast of the United States. Our own Sun also lies within the Milky Way’s Orion Arm, only about 1,500 light-years from the California Nebula. Also known as NGC 1499, the classic emission nebula is around 100 light-years long. On the featured image, the most prominent glow of the California Nebula is the red light characteristic of hydrogen atoms recombining with long lost electrons, stripped away (ionized) by energetic starlight. The star most likely providing the energetic starlight that ionizes much of the nebular gas is the bright, hot, bluish Xi Persei just to the right of the nebula. A regular target for astrophotographers, the California Nebula can be spotted with a wide-field telescope under a dark sky toward the constellation of Perseus, not far from the Pleiades.

Tomorrow’s picture: dragons in space