Today’s Weather, Daily FIRE DANGER REPORT and Highway Observation Images For FRIDAY! June 21st, 2019

Mainly cloudy today. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h early this afternoon. High 23. UV index 6 or high. Cloudy this evening/tonight. A few showers beginning near midnight. Local amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light early this evening. Low 14. Currently we have increasing cloud, a temperature of 17. Our winds are 5 km/h from the NW and will increase to 20-25 km.h throughout the day.

Currently we NO weather warnings BUT THERE IS A MARINE WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Winds Issued 03:00 AM CDT 21 June 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday. Strong wind warning in effect.Wind light becoming east 10 knots early this morning then increasing to southeast 20 Saturday afternoon.

Our FIRE DANGER has been lowered to HIGH-VERY HIGH: High-intensity fire with partial to full crown involvement. Head fire conditions beyond the ability of ground crews; air attack with retardant required to effectively attack fire’s head.


Current Weather Warnings and Marine Weather/Wind Warnings


Highway Observation Images

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.

Sunset Analemma 
Image Credit & CopyrightMarcella Giulia Pace

Explanation: Today, the solstice is at 15:54 Universal Time, the Sun reaching the northernmost declination in its yearly journey through planet Earth’s sky. A June solstice marks the astronomical beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the south. It also brings the north’s longest day, the longest period between sunrise and sunset. In fact the June solstice sun is near the top, at the most northern point in the analemma or figure 8 curve traced by theposition of the Sun in this composite photo. The analemma was created (video) from images taken every 10 days at the same time from June 21, 2018 and June 7, 2019. The time was chosen to be the year’s earliest sunset near the December solstice, so the analemma’s lowest point just kisses the unobstructed sea horizon at the left. Sunsets arranged along the horizon toward the right (north) are centered on the sunset at the September equinox and end with sunset atthe June solstice.Tomorrow’s picture: pixels revisited