Today’s Weather, Daily FIRE DANGER Report and Highway Observation Images For Tuesday August 27th, 2019

Showers today, amounts of 5 to 10 mm. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h this morning. High 12. UV index 2 or low. Showers tonight ending late this evening then clearing. Wind northwest 30 km/h. Low 8.

Currently there are No weather warnings for our area BUT there is a MARINE WEATHER WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Winds Issued 03:00 AM CDT 27 August 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday. Strong wind warning in effect. Wind north 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 30 near noon then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Wednesday morning. Wind becoming northwest 15 Wednesday afternoon.

Our FIRE DANGER remains at 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.

Dark Dust and Colorful Clouds near Antares 
Image Credit: David McGarvey

Explanation: Why is the sky near Antares and Rho Ophiuchi so dusty yet colorful? The colors result from a mixture of objects and processes. Fine dust illuminated from the front by starlight produces blue reflection nebulae. Gaseous clouds whose atoms are excited by ultraviolet starlight produce reddish emission nebulae. Backlit dust clouds block starlight and so appear darkAntares, a red supergiant and one of the brighter stars in the night sky, lights up the yellow-red clouds on the lower left of the featured image. Rho Ophiuchi lies at the center of the blue nebula near the top. The distant globular cluster M4 is visible to the right of Antares. These star clouds are even more colorful than humans can see, emitting light across the electromagnetic spectrum.Tomorrow’s picture: galaxy portrait