Today’s Weather, Daily FIRE DANGER Report and Highway Observation Images For Monday August 26th, 2019

Showers today, high of 16 with moderate winds. UV index 2 or low. Tonight showers, low of 10.

Currently there are NO weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WIND WARNING for the LAKE TODAY: Winds Issued 03:00 AM CDT 26 August 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday.Strong wind warning in effect. Wind north 15 knots increasing to north 30 Tuesday morning.

Our current FIRE DANGER has been set you LOW: Fires likely to be self-extinguishing and new ignitions unlikely. Any existing fires limited to smoldering in deep, drier layers.


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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.

NGC 2170: Angel Nebula Still Life 
Image Credit & Copyright: Juan Lozano de Haro

Explanation: Is this a painting or a photograph? In this classic celestial still life composed with a cosmic brush, dusty nebula NGC 2170, also known as the Angel Nebula, shines near the image center. Reflecting the light of nearby hot stars, NGC 2170 is joined by other bluish reflection nebulae, a red emission region, many dark absorption nebulae, and a backdrop of colorful stars. Like the common household items that still life painters often choose for their subjects, the clouds of gas, dust, and hot stars featured here are also commonly found in this setting — a massive, star-forming molecular cloud in the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). The giant molecular cloudMon R2, is impressively close, estimated to be only 2,400 light-years or so away. At that distance, this canvas would be over 60 light-years across.Tomorrow’s picture: antares orange