Today’s Weather, Daily FIRE DANGER Report and Highway Observation Images For Tuesday September 10th, 2019

Periods of rain today. Amount 5 mm. Temperature steady near 10. Periods of rain ending after midnight then cloudy with 30% chance of showers. Low 7. Currently we have a temperature of 10 with light rain. Wind ENE 12 gusting to 31 km/h.

Currently we have NO weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WEATHER/WIND WARNINGS for the LAKE TODAY: Winds Issued 03:00 AM CDT 10 September 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday. Strong wind warning in effect. Wind northeast 20 knots diminishing to northeast 15 this morning. Wind northeast 10 tonight and Wednesday.

We currently have NO FIRE DANGER for our area.


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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.

Pluto in True Color
Image Credit: NASAJHU APLSwRIAlex Parker

Explanation: What color is Pluto, really? It took some effort to figure out. Even given all of the images sent back to Earth when the robotic New Horizons spacecraft sped past Pluto in 2015, processing these multi-spectral frames to approximate what the human eye would see was challenging. The result featured here, released three years after the raw data was acquired by New Horizons, is the highest resolution true color image of Pluto ever taken. Visible in the image is the light-colored, heart-shaped, Tombaugh Regio, with the unexpectedly smooth Sputnik Planitia, made of frozen nitrogen, filling its western lobe. New Horizons found the dwarf-planet to have a surprisingly complex surface composed of many regions having perceptibly different hues. In total, though, Pluto is mostly brown, with much of its muted color originating from small amounts of surface methane energized by ultraviolet light from the Sun.Tomorrow’s picture: a big heart