Today’s Weather, Daily FIRE DANGER Report and Highway Observation Images For Wednesday August 28th, 2019

Sunny today, increasing cloudiness this afternoon then 60% chance of showers later this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. High 17. Mainly cloudy tonight with 60% chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Clearing before morning. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 8.

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 28 August 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday. Strong wind warning in effect.Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20 early this morning and to northwest 10 early this afternoon. Wind increasing to north 20 after midnight then backing to northwest 25 overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Thursday evening.

We currently have NO FIRE DANGER


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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.

Messier 61 Close Up 
Image Credit: NASAESAHubbleESO, Amateur Data; Processing & Copyright: Robert Gendler & Roberto Colombari

Explanation: Image data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the European Southern Observatory, and small telescopes on planet Earth are combined in this magnificent portrait of face-on spiral galaxy Messier 61 (M61). A mere 55 million light-years away in the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, M61 is also known as NGC 4303. It’s considered to be an example of a barred spiral galaxy similar to our own Milky Way. Like other spiral galaxies, M61 also features sweeping spiral arms, cosmic dust lanes, pinkish star forming regions, and young blue star clusters. The bright galactic core is offset to the left in this 50 thousand light-year wide close-up.Tomorrow’s picture: not a comet