Todays Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Wednesday December 19th, 2018

Cloudy with a chance of flurries this morning/afternoon, a high of -6C with moderate winds. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -8C, our winds are 6 km/h from the NNE and will increase to 15-20 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area this morning are in EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. Please continue to drive with caution and plan ahead when traveling on our northern highways.

We currently have NO weather warnings and NO marine wind warnings.


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.

A Rainbow Geminid Meteor 
Image Credit & Copyright: Dean Rowe

Explanation: Meteors can be colorful. While the human eye usually cannot discern many colors, cameras often can. Pictured is a Geminid captured by camera during last week’s meteor shower that was not only impressively bright, but colorful. The radiant grit cast off by asteroid 3200 Phaethon blazed a path across Earth’s atmosphere longer than 60 times the angular diameter of the Moon. Colors in meteors usually originate from ionized elements released as the meteordisintegrates, with blue-green typically originating from magnesiumcalcium radiating violet, and nickel glowing green. Red, however, typically originates from energized nitrogen and oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere. This brightmeteoric fireball was gone in a flash — less than a second — but it left a wind-blown ionization trail that remained visible for several minutes, the start of which can be seen here.