Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Monday December 10th, 2018

Mainly sunny today, a high of -7C with moderate winds. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of -10C feels like -14C, our winds are 6 km/h from the NW and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and are area are in EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. Please plan ahead when traveling on our northern highways.

There are NO weather warnings and NO marine wind warnings for our area at this time.



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.

Sound and Light Captured by Mars InSight 
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Explanation: Your arm on Mars has unusual powers. For one thing it is nearly 2 meters long, has a scoop and grapple built into its hand, and has a camera built into its forearm. For another, it will soon deploy your ear — a sensitive seismometer that will listen for distant rumblings — onto the surface of Mars. Your SEISmomet-ear is the orange box in the foreground, while the gray dome behind it will be its protective cover. Your arm is attached to the InSight robotic lander that touched down on Mars two weeks ago. Somewhat unexpectedly, your ear has already heard something — slight vibrations caused by the Martian wind flowing over the solar panels. Light from the Sun is being collected by thesolar panels, part of one being visible on the far right. Actually, at the present time, you have two arms operating on Mars, but they are separated by about 600 kilometers. That’s because your other active arm is connected to the Curiosity rover exploring a distant crater. Taken a week ago, rusty soil and rocks are visible in the featured image beyond Insight, as well as the orange sky of Mars.

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Tomorrow’s picture: a tad pole galaxy