Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Tuesday February 5th, 2019

Mainly cloudy with scattered flurries this morning, high of -21C with moderate winds. Currently we have have some flurries, a temperature of -25C feels like -28C, our winds are 5 km/h are from the S and will increase to 10 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area are in GOOD WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH THE ODD PARTLY COVERED SLIPPERY SECTIONS. Please drive with caution and plan ahead when traveling on our northern highways.

Currently there is NO weather warnings and No marine weather warnings for our area.




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.

Perijove 16: Passing Jupiter 
Video Credit & LicenseNASAJunoSwRIMSSSGerald Eichstadt
Music: The Planets, IV. Jupiter (Gustav Holst); USAF Heritage of America Band (via Wikipedia)

Explanation: Watch Juno zoom past Jupiter againNASA‘s robotic spacecraft Juno is continuing on its 53-day, highly-elongated orbits around our Solar System’s largest planet. The featured video is from perijove 16, the sixteenth time that Juno has passed near Jupiter since it arrived in mid-2016. Each perijove passes near a slightly different part of Jupiter’s cloud tops. This color-enhanced video has been digitally composed from 21 JunoCam still images, resulting in a 125-fold time-lapse. The video begins with Jupiter rising as Juno approaches from the north. As Juno reaches its closest view — from about 3,500 kilometers over Jupiter’s cloud tops — the spacecraft captures the great planet in tremendous detail. Juno passes light zones and dark belt of clouds that circle the planet, as well as numerous swirling circular storms, many of which are larger than hurricanes on Earth. As Juno moves away, the remarkable dolphin-shaped cloud is visible. After the perijove, Jupiter recedes into the distance, now displaying the unusual clouds that appear over Jupiter’s south. To get desired science data, Juno swoops so close to Jupiter that its instruments are exposed to very high levels of radiation.Tomorrow’s picture: moon tree