Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Thursday November 8th, 2018

Cloudy with sunny breaks and a chance of flurries this afternoon, high -9C, moderate winds. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -10C feels like -17C, winds are 18 km/h NNW and will increase to 20-30 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area are MOSTLY PARTLY COVERED TO COVER WITH SLIPPERY SECTIONS. CAUTION IS TO BE TAKEN WHEN DRIVING NORTH OR SOUTH THIS MORNING/AFTERNOON.

There are NO weather warnings for our area BUT there is a MARINE WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Issued 03:00 AM CST 08 November 2018 Today Tonight and Friday. Wind light becoming north 10 knots near noon then increasing to northwest 15 Friday morning.  Wind diminishing to light near noon Friday then becoming south 10 Friday evening.

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

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 8

Mars in the Loop 
Image Credit & CopyrightTunc Tezel (TWAN)
Explanation: This composite of images spaced some 5 to 9 days apart, from late April (bottom right) through November 5 (top left), traces the retrograde motion of ruddy-colored Mars through planet Earth’s night sky. To connect the dots and dates in this 2018 Mars retrograde loop, just slide your cursor over the picture (and check out this animation). But Mars didn’t actually reverse the direction of its orbit. Instead, the apparent backwards motion with respect to the background stars is a reflection of the motion of the Earth itself. Retrograde motion can be seen each time Earth overtakes and laps planets orbiting farther from the Sun, the Earth moving more rapidly through its own relatively close-in orbit. On July 27, Mars was near its favorable 2018 parihelic opposition, when Mars was closest to the Sun in its orbit while also opposite the Sun in Earth’s sky. For that date, the frame used in this composite was taken during the total lunar eclipse.

Tomorrow’s picture: lookout