Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Monday January 7th, 2019

Flurries and blowing snow throughout the day, a high of -1C with moderate winds. Currently we have flurries and blowing snow, a temperature of -5C, our winds are 5 km/h ESE and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area are SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE NORTH IS NOT ADVISED AT THIS TIME UNTIL THE PLOWS GET OUT AND START CLEARING THE HIGHWAYS. If you must travel please plan ahead and travel with caution.

There are NO weather warnings and there are NO marine wind warnings.

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.

Stars, Meteors, and a Comet in Taurus 
Image Credit & CopyrightJuan Carlos Casado (TWANEarth and Stars)

Explanation: This was an unusual night to look in the direction of the Bull. The constellation Taurus is always well known for hosting two bright star clusters — the Pleaides, visible on the right, and the comparatively diffuse Hyades, visible on the left. This night last month, however, was atypically the peak of the Geminid meteor shower, and so several meteors were caught shooting through the constellation with parallel trails. More unusually still, Comet Wirtanenwas drifting through the constellation, here appearing near the image bottom surrounded by a greenish coma. The comet was near its brightest as it sped past the Earth. The orange star on the upper left is Aldebaran, considered to be the eye of the Bull. Aldebaran is the brightest star in Taurus and the 15th brightest star in the sky. The featured image is a combination of nearly 800 exposures taken from the Spanish village Albanyà.Follow APOD on: InstagramFacebookReddit, or Twitter
Tomorrow’s picture: high energy sky