Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Thursday February 7th, 2019

Extreme cold warning is still in effect. Cold today with clear skys, a high of -24C will feel like -36. Currently clear, a temperature of -35C feels like -43C our winds are 9 km/h from the W and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around the area are MOSTLY CLEAR AND IN EXCELLENT DRIVING CONDITIONS, WITH SOME PARTLY COVERED SECTIONS IN THE NORTHERN AREAS. Please drive with caution and plan ahead when traveling.

There is a EXTREME COLD WARNINGS FOR OUR AREA:

Warnings

4:33 AM CST Thursday 07 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.

There is an EXTREME COLD WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY:

Warnings (In effect)

Extreme Cold Warning in effect

Issued 04:33 AM CST 07 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.

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

CURRENT WEATHER WARNINGS AND CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS

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.

Fox Fur, Unicorn, and Christmas Tree 
Image Credit & CopyrightStanislav VolskiyChilescope Team

Explanation: Clouds of glowing hydrogen gas fill this colorful skyscape in the faint but fanciful constellation Monoceros, the Unicorn. A star forming region cataloged as NGC 2264, the complex jumble of cosmic gas and dust is about 2,700 light-years distant and mixes reddish emission nebulae excited by energetic light from newborn stars with dark interstellar dust clouds. Where the otherwise obscuring dust clouds lie close to the hot, young stars they also reflect starlight, forming blue reflection nebulae. The telescopic image spans about 3/4 degree or nearly 1.5 full moons, covering 40 light-years at the distance of NGC 2264. Its cast of cosmic characters includes the the Fox Fur Nebula, whose dusty, convoluted pelt lies near the top, bright variable star S Monocerotis immersed in the blue-tinted haze near center, and the Cone Nebula pointing in from the right side of the frame. Of course, the stars of NGC 2264 are also known as the Christmas Tree star cluster. The triangular tree shape is seen on its side here. Traced by brighter stars it has its apex at the Cone Nebula. The tree’s broader base is centered near S Monocerotis.Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space