Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions and Images For FRIDAY! October 25th, 2019

Mainly sunny today. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon. High 8. Cloudy tonight. Periods of rain over northern sections this evening. Low 4. Currently we have clear sky’s a temperature of 3 feels like 1, our winds are 5 km/h SSW and will increase to 15km/h throughout the day.

Currently there is NO weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WEATHER/WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Winds Issued 03:00 AM CDT 25 October 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday. Gale warning in effect. Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light early this morning then becoming southeast 15 early this evening. Wind becoming west 15 Saturday morning then increasing to northwest 35 Saturday afternoon.

Highways in and around our area are BARE and in EXCELLENT FALL DRIVING CONDITIONS.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY AND WEEKEND!

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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.

The Ghosts of Cassiopeia
Image Credit & CopyrightTommaso Stella

Explanation: These bright rims and flowing shapes look ghostly on a cosmic scale. A telescopic view toward the constellation Cassiopeia, the colorful skyscape features swept-back, comet-shaped clouds IC 59 (left) and IC 63. About 600 light-years distant, the clouds aren’t actually ghosts. They are slowly disappearing though, under the influence of energetic radiation from hot,luminous star gamma Cas. Gamma Cas is physically located only 3 to 4 light-years from the nebulae, the bright star just above and left in the frame. Slightly closer to gamma Cas, IC 63 is dominated by red H-alpha light emitted as hydrogen atoms ionized by the star’s ultraviolet radiation recombine with electrons. Farther from the star, IC 59 shows proportionally less H-alpha emission but more of the characteristic blue tint of dust reflected star light. The field of view spans over 1 degree or 10 light-years at the estimated distance of gamma Cas and friends.