Another mainly cloudy day 30% chance of flurries, a high of -5C with moderate winds. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -6C feels like -9C, our winds are 6 km/h from the ENE and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.
Our highways in the northern section of the province are BARE AND IN GOOD DRIVING CONDITIONS, however from Devel’s Lake south are SNOW COVER AND SLIPPERY, EXTREME CAUTION IS TO BE TAKEN WHEN TRAVELING SOUTH TODAY AS SNOW IS STILL FALLING. Please plan ahead when traveling on our Northern Highways.
There are NO weather warnings and NO marine wind warnings.
HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!
CURRENT WEATHER WARNINGS 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.
Across Corona Australis
Image Credit & Copyright: Fabian NeyerExplanation:
Cosmic dust clouds are draped across a rich field of stars in this broad telescopic panorama
near the northern boundary of Corona Australis
, the Southern Crown. Less than 500 light-years away the denser clouds effectively block light
from more distant background stars in the Milky Way
. The entire vista spans about 5 degrees or nearly 45 light-years at the clouds’ estimated distance. Toward the right lies a group of bluish reflection nebulae cataloged as NGC 6726, 6727, 6729 and IC 4812
. The characteristic blue color is produced as light from hot stars is reflected by
the cosmic dust. The dust also obscures from view stars in the region
still in the process of formation. Smaller yellowish nebula NGC 6729 surrounds young
variable star R Coronae Australis
. Below it are arcs and loops identified as Herbig Haro (HH) objects
associated with energetic newborn stars. Magnificent globular star cluster
NGC 6723 is above and right of the nebulae. Though NGC 6723 appears to be part of the group
, its ancient stars actually lie nearly 30,000 light-years away, far beyond the young stars of the Corona Australis dust clouds
Tomorrow’s picture: river to Orion