Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Wednesday January 9th, 2019

Sunny with increasing cloud then flurries later this evening, with moderate winds and a high of -16C. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of -22C, our winds are 13 km/h from the W and will increase to 15-20 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area are MOSTLY CLEAR AND IN GOOD DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH THE ODD SLIPPERY, SNOW COVERED SECTION. Please drive with caution and plan ahead when traveling on our northern highways.

There are no weather warnings for our area but THERE IS A MARINE: WARNINGS FOR THE LAKE:

Warnings (In effect)

Snowfall warning in effect

Lake Winnipegosis

Issued 02:32 AM CST 09 January 2019Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

A low pressure system developing in southern Alberta today will bring 10 cm of snow to areas in central Manitoba beginning this evening and continuing into Thursday.

Snow will begin over Lake Winnipegosis this evening and taper off early Thursday evening.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

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

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.

Quadrantids 
Image Credit & CopyrightDaniel López (El Cielo de Canarias)

Explanation: Named for a forgotten constellation, the Quadrantid Meteor Shower is an annual event for planet Earth’s northern hemisphere skygazers It usually peaks briefly in the cold, early morning hours of January 4. The shower’s radiant on the sky lies within the old, astronomically obsolete constellation Quadrans Muralis. That position is situated near the boundaries of the modern constellations Hercules, Bootes, and Draco. About 30 Quadrantid meteors can be counted in this skyscape composed of digital frames recorded in dark and moonless skies between 2:30am and local dawn. The shower’s radiant is rising just to the right of the Canary Island of Tenerife’s Teide volcano, and just below the familiar stars of the Big Dipper on the northern sky. A likely source of the dust stream that produces Quadrantid meteors was identified in 2003 as an asteroid. Look carefully and you can also spot a small, telltale greenish coma above the volcanic peak and near the top of the frame. That’s the 2018 Christmas visitor to planet Earth’s skies, Comet Wirtanen.Tomorrow’s picture: southern sails