Today’s Weather, Community FIRE DANGER Report and Highway Observation Images For Wednesday June 26th, 2019

Mainly cloudy. 30% chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. High 25. Humidex 26. UV index 6 or high . Clearing late this evening. Low 9. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of 14, our winds are calm but will increase to 10-15 km/h throughout the day.

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

Our COMMUNITY FIRE DANGER HAS RISEN TO MODERATE : Creeping or gentle surface fires. Fires easily contained by ground crews with pumps and hand tools.


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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.

Noctilucent Clouds, Reflections, and Silhouettes 
Image Credit & Copyright: Peter Simmering

Explanation: Sometimes it’s night on the ground but day in the air. As the Earth rotates to eclipse the Sun, sunset rises up from the ground. Therefore, at sunset on the ground, sunlight still shines on clouds above. Under usual circumstances, a pretty sunset might be visible, but unusual noctilucent clouds float so high up they can be seen well after dark. Normally too dim to be seen, they may become visible just after sunset during the summer when illuminated by sunlight from below. Noctilucent clouds are the highest clouds known and thought to be part of polar mesospheric clouds. Featured here as they appeared two weeks ago, a network of noctilucent clouds was captured not only in the distant sky but in reflection from a small lake just north of ZwolleNetherlands, with trees in stark silhouette across the horizon. Unusually bright noctilucent clouds continue to appear over much of northern Europe. Much aboutnoctilucent clouds has been discovered only over the past decade, while how they form and evolve remains a topic of active research.Gallery: Recent noctilucent clouds over Europe
Tomorrow’s picture: open space