Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Wednesday April 16th, 2019

A mix of sun and cloud today, a high +9C. Partly cloudy, wind up to 15 km/h. Low -3C, wind chill -5C overnight. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of 0C with no windchill, our winds are 2 km/h from the SSE and will increase throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area continue to be BARE and in EXCELLENT DRIVING CONDITIONS.

We currently have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

Current Weather 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.

Messier 81 
Image Credit & CopyrightPaolo De Salvatore (Zenit Observatory)

Explanation: One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth’s sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful Messier 81. Also known as NGC 3031 or Bode’s galaxy for its 18th century discoverer, this grand spiral can be found toward the northern constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear. The detailed telescopic view reveals M81’s bright yellow nucleus, blue spiral arms, pink starforming regions, and sweeping cosmic dust lanes. Some dust lanes actually run through the galactic disk (left of center), contrary to other prominent spiral features though. The errant dust lanes may be the lingering result of a close encounter between M81 and its smaller companion galaxy, M82. Scrutiny of variable stars in M81 has yielded one of the best determined distances for an external galaxy — 11.8 million light-years.Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space