Today’s Weather and Current Highway Conditions For Wednesday November 7th, 2018

Cloudy with isolated scattered flurries today from the lake, high of -5C with moderate winds. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -7C feels like -13C , winds are 16 km/h from the WNW

Our highways in and around our area ARE PARTLY COVERED WITH SLIPPERY SECTIONS. CAUTION CONTINUES WHEN TRAVELING NORTH OR SOUTH.

There are NO weather warnings but there IS A MARINE WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Issued 03:00 AM CST 07 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday. Wind northwest 15 knots today and tonight. Wind northerly 10 increasing to northerly 15 Thursday morning.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

CURRENT WEATHER AND MARINE WIND 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 7

NGC 6188: The Dragons of Ara 
Image Credit & CopyrightTian Lee
Explanation: Dark shapes with bright edges winging their way through dusty NGC 6188 are tens of light-years long. The emission nebula is found near the edge of an otherwise dark large molecular cloud in the southern constellation Ara, about 4,000 light-years away. Born in that region only a few million years ago, the massive young stars of the embedded Ara OB1 association sculpt the fantastic shapes and power the nebular glow with stellar winds and intense ultraviolet radiation. The recent star formation itself was likely triggered by winds and supernova explosions, from previous generations of massive stars, that swept up and compressed the molecular gas. With image data from the Chilescope Observatory, a false-color Hubble palette was used to create this gorgeous wide-field image and shows emission from sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms in red, green, and blue hues. The field of view spans about four full Moons, corresponding to about 150 light years at the estimated distance of NGC 6188.

Tomorrow’s picture: Mars in the Loop