Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Thursday January 31st, 2019

Increasing cloudiness this morning then scattered flurries/ligh snow throughout the day, high of -23C with moderate winds. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of -28C feels like -33C, our winds are 6 km/h from the ESE and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area are in EXCELLENT DRIVING CONDITIONS for now then will become COVERED AND SLIPPERY by the afternoon.

Currently we do have a EXTREME COLD WARNING in place for our area but that should be dropping soon as the morning continues:


4:29 AM CST Thursday 31 January 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Chemawawin Cree Nation/Easterville

A bitterly cold Arctic air mass in combination with light northwesterly winds is producing extreme wind chills over southern Manitoba. Wind chill values of -40 to -50 will gradually ease through the morning across southern Manitoba.

A moderation of temperatures will bring an end to the extreme wind chills Thursday afternoon although temperatures will remain below seasonable normals. Extreme wind chills are not expected to redevelop Thursday night.

There is a EXTREME COLD WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY but is expected to drop later this morning:

Warnings (In effect)

Extreme Cold Warning in effect

Issued 04:51 AM CST 31 January 2019Bitterly cold temperatures combined with light northwesterly winds are creating hazardous wind chills over the Manitoba Lakes. Temperatures will moderate later today and bring an end to the extreme wind chills.

Extreme wind chills are not expected to redevelop Thursday night.




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.

Sharpless 308: Star Bubble 
Image Credit & CopyrightLaubing

Explanation: Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star, this cosmic bubble is huge. Cataloged as Sharpless 2-308 it lies some 5,200 light-years away toward the constellation of the Big Dog (Canis Major) and covers slightly more of the sky than a Full Moon. That corresponds to a diameter of 60 light-years at its estimated distance. The massive star that created the bubble, a Wolf-Rayet star, is the bright one near the center of the nebula. Wolf-Rayet stars have over 20 times the mass of the Sun and are thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova phase of massive star evolution. Fast winds from this Wolf-Rayet star create the bubble-shaped nebula as they sweep up slower moving material from an earlier phase of evolution. The windblown nebula has an age of about 70,000 years. Relatively faint emission captured in the expansive image is dominated by the glow of ionized oxygen atoms mapped to a blue hue. SH2-308 is also known as The Dolphin Nebula.Tomorrow’s picture: twin galaxies