Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Wednesday February 6th, 2019

Sunny and cold, a high of -23C with moderate winds. Currently we are clear, a temperature -35C feels like -39C, our winds are 3 km/h from the WSW and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in Northern Manitoba are MOSTLY CLEAR WITH THE ODD SLIPPERY SECTION. Please travel with caution and plan ahead.

There is an EXTREME COLD WARNING for our area:

Warnings

4:28 AM CST Wednesday 06 February 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Chemawawin Cree Nation/Easterville

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Temperatures dropping into the minus thirties under a high pressure ridge combined with winds of 5 to 15 km/h will create extreme wind chills of -40 or colder at times over the next few days. The main threat will be during the overnight and morning hours.

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

There is an EXTREME COLD WARNINGS for the lake today and tomorrow:

Warnings (In effect)

Extreme Cold Warning in effect

Issued 04:28 AM CST 06 February 2019A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Temperatures dropping into the minus thirties under a high pressure ridge combined with winds of 5 to 15 km/h will create extreme wind chills of -40 or colder at times over the next few days. The main threat will be during the overnight and morning hours.

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

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

CURRENT WEATHER WARNINGS AND CURRENT 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.

Moon and Venus Appulse over a Tree 
Image Credit & Copyright: Alex Dzierba

Explanation: What’s that bright spot near the Moon? Venus. About a week ago, Earth’s Moon appeared unusually close to the distant planet Venus, an angular coincidence known as an appulse. Similar to a conjunction, which is acoordinate term, an appulse refers more generally to when two celestial objects appear close together. This Moon and Venus appulse — once as close as 0.05 degrees — was captured rising during the early morning behind Koko crater on the island of O’ahu in HawaiiUSA. The Moon was in a crescent phase with its lower left reflecting direct sunlight, while the rest of the Moon is seen because of Earthshine, sunlight first reflected from the Earth. Some leaves and branches of a foreground kiawe tree are seen in silhouette in front of the bright crescent, while others, in front of a darker background, appear white because of forward scattering. Appulses involving the Moon typically occur several times a year: for example the Moon is expected to pass within 0.20 degrees of distant Saturn on March 1.Tomorrow’s picture: open space