Today’s Weather And Current Highways Conditions For Monday January 28th, 2018

Periods of light snow ending early this morning then clearing, winds moderate/high, high -23C falling to minus -28C this afternoon, windchill minus -31C in the morning and minus -37C in the afternoon. Currently we have some isolated flurries, our temperature of -19C feels like -32C, winds 37 km/h from the NW and will remain steady throughout the day.

Our highways in Northern Manitoba are EITHER PARTLY COVERED OR COVERED, CONDITIONS IMPROVE AS YOU TRAVEL FURTHER SOUTH. Please travel with CAUTION.

There is a EXTREME COLD/WIND CHILL WARNING FOR OUR AREA:

Warnings

4:25 AM CST Monday 28 January 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Chemawawin Cree Nation and Easterville

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

A cold front moving through Manitoba today will bring a frigid Arctic airmass into southern Manitoba this evening. Widespread extreme wind chill values of -40 to -50 are expected to begin late this evening and last through Thursday afternoon.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

There is a EXTREME COLD/WIND CHILL WARNING FOR THE LAKE:

Warnings (In effect)

Extreme Cold Warning in effect

Issued 02:48 AM CST 28 January 2019A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

A cold front moving through Manitoba today will bring another batch of frigid Arctic air to the lakes. Extreme wind chill values of -45 to -50 are expected to begin this evening and persist well into mid week.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

CURRENT WEATHER WARNINGS AND MARINE 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.

The Long Gas Tail of Spiral Galaxy D100 
Image Credit & Copyright: NASAESAHubbleSubaru TelescopeW. Cramer (Yaleet al.M. YagiJ. DePasquale

Explanation: Why is there long red streak attached to this galaxy? The streak is made mostly of glowing hydrogen that has been systematically stripped away as the galaxy moved through the ambient hot gas in a cluster of galaxies. Specifically, the galaxy is spiral galaxy D100, and cluster is the Coma Cluster of galaxies. The red path connects to the center of D100 because the outer gas, gravitationally held less strongly, has already been stripped away by ram pressure. The extended gas tail is about 200,000 light-years long, contains about 400,000 times the mass of our Sun, and stars are forming within it. Galaxy D99, visible to D100’s lower left, appears red because it glows primarily from the light of old red stars — young blue stars can no longer form because D99 has been stripped of its star-forming gas. The featured false-color picture is a digitally enhanced composite of images from Earth-orbiting Hubble and the ground-based Subaru telescope. Studying remarkable systems like this bolsters our understanding of how galaxies evolve in clusters.Tomorrow’s picture: distant thing