Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Monday April 8th, 2019

A few flurries ending this morning then cloudy with 60% chance of flurries. Risk of freezing drizzle this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -2C. Wind chill near -10C. Cloudy with 60% chance of flurries this evening then partly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -12C. Wind chill -9C in the evening and -15C overnight. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -6C, our winds are 6 km/h from the NE and will increase to 15-20 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area are EITHER SNOW COVERED OR PARTLY COVERED AND SLIPPERY. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND PLAN AHEAD when traveling on our northern highways.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

Current Weather Warnings And Current 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.

AZURE Vapor Tracers over Norway 
Image Credit & Copyright: Yang Sutie

Explanation: What’s happening in the sky? The atmosphere over northern Norway appeared quite strange for about 30 minutes last Friday when colorful clouds, dots, and plumes suddenly appeared. The colors were actually created by the NASA-funded Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment (AZURE) which dispersed gas tracers to probe winds in Earth’s upper atmosphereAZURE’s tracers originated from two short-lived sounding rockets launched from the Andøya Space Center in Norway. The harmless gases, trimethylaluminum and a barium/strontium mixture, were released into the ionosphere at altitudes of 115 and 250 km. The vapor trails were observed dispersing from several ground stations. Mapping how AZURE’s vapors dispersed should increase humanity’s understanding of how the solar wind transfers energy to the Earth and powers aurora.Tomorrow’s picture: saturnian surprise