Today’s Weather, Daily FIRE DANGER Report and Highway Observation Images For FRIDAY! September 6th, 2019

Clearing this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h near noon. High 17. A few clouds tonight. Increasing cloudiness before morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 3.

Currently there is NO weather warning BUT THERE IS A MARINE WIND WARNING: Winds Issued 03:00 AM CDT 06 September 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday.Strong wind warning in effect. Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to northeast 15 after midnight and to light overnight. Wind light Saturday.

Our FIRE DANGER continues to sit at LOW.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY! AND WEEKEND!

Current Weather Warnings and Marine Weather/Wind Warnings

Daily Community Fire Danger Report

Current Highway Observations

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.

Recycling Cassiopeia A 
Image Credit: X-ray – NASACXC, SAO; Optical – NASA,STScI

Explanation: Massive stars in our Milky Way Galaxy live spectacular lives. Collapsing from vast cosmic clouds, their nuclear furnaces ignite and create heavy elements in their cores. After a few million years, the enriched material is blasted back into interstellar space where star formation can begin anew. The expanding debris cloud known as Cassiopeia A is an example of this final phase of the stellar life cycle. Light from the explosion which created this supernova remnant would have been first seen in planet Earth’s sky about 350 years ago, although it took that light about 11,000 years to reach us. This false-color image, composed of X-ray and optical image data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope, shows the still hot filaments and knots in the remnant. It spans about 30 light-years at the estimated distance of Cassiopeia A. High-energy X-ray emission from specific elements has been color coded, silicon in red, sulfur in yellow, calcium in green and iron in purple, to help astronomers explore the recycling of our galaxy’s star stuff. Still expanding, the outer blast wave is seen in blue hues. The bright speck near the center is a neutron star, the incredibly dense, collapsed remains of the massive stellar core.