Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Tuesday January 8th, 2018

Periods of light snow this morning then cloudy. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 55 high -9C. Wind chill -26C in the morning and -19C in the afternoon. Currently we have clouds, light snow, a temperature of -14C feels like -26C, our winds are 40 km/h from the WNW gusting to 50 km/h.

Our highways in and around our area are MOSTLY SNOW PACKED, COVERED AND SLIPPERY. CONDITIONS IMPROVE A BIT AS YOU TRAVEL FURTHER SOUTH. Please travel with caution and plan ahead when traveling on our Northern Highways.

There is NO weather warnings for our area BUT THERE IS A MARINE WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY:

Statements (In effect)

Blowing snow advisory in effect

Lake Winnipeg – north basin

Issued 04:25 AM CST 08 January 2019Northwesterly winds of 40-50 km/h combined with falling snow will give reduced visibilities to the Manitoba Lakes Tuesday.

Conditions will improve throughout the day as the snow tapers off.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to MBstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.

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.

HESS Telescopes Explore the High-Energy Sky 
Video Credit & Copyright: Vikas ChanderH.E.S.S. CollaborationMusic: Emotive Piano by Immersive Music

Explanation: They may look like modern mechanical dinosaurs but they are enormous swiveling eyes that watch the sky. The High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) Observatory is composed of four 12-meter reflecting-mirror telescopes surrounding a larger telescope housing a 28-meter mirror. They are designed to detect strange flickers of blue light — Cherenkov radiation –emitted when charged particles move slightly faster than the speed of light in air. This light is emitted when a gamma ray from a distant source strikes a molecule in Earth’s atmosphere and starts a charged-particle showerH.E.S.S. is sensitive to some of the highest energy photons (TeV) crossing the universe. Operating since 2003 in Namibia, H.E.S.S. has searched for dark matter and has discovered over 50 sources emitting high energy radiation including supernova remnants and the centers of galaxies that contain supermassive black holes. Pictured last September, H.E.S.S. telescopes swivel and stare in time-lapse sequences shot in front of our Milky Way Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds — as the occasional Earth-orbiting satellite zips by.Open Science: Browse 1,800+ codes in the Astrophysics Source Code Library
Tomorrow’s picture: forgotten stars