Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions and Images For Tuesday October 29th, 2019

Periods of light snow. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -4 Wind chill near -10. Mainly cloudy with 60% chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -7. Wind chill near -12. Currently we have light snow a temperature of -6 feels like -14, our winds are 34 km/h NW and will remain steady throughout the day.

Currently we have NO weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WEATHER/WIND WARNING FOR TODAY:Winds issued 03:00 AM CDT 29 October 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday. strong wind warning in effect. Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to northwest 15 this evening and to light Wednesday afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 10 Wednesday evening.

Our highways in and around our area are MOSTLY SNOW PACKED AND SLIPPERY, PLEASE TAKE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING. PLEASE SEE THE IMAGES AND TEXT OF ROAD CONDITIONS.

HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!

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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.

Curiosity Rover Finds a Clay Cache on Mars
Image Credit: NASAJPL-CaltechMSSS

Explanation: Why is there clay on Mars? On Earth, clay can form at the bottom of a peaceful lake when specific minerals trap water. At the pictured site on Mars, the robotic rover Curiosity drilled into two rocks and found the highest concentration of clay yet. The clay cache is considered addition evidence that Gale Crater once held water in the distant past. Pictured, 57 images taken by Curiosity have been combined into a selfie. The images were taken by a camera at the end of its robotic arm. Many details of the car-sized rover are visible, including its rugged wheels, numerous scientific instruments, and a high mast that contains camera “eyes”, one of which can shoot out an infrared laser beam. Curiosity continues to roll around and up Mount Sharp — in the center of Gale Crater — in a search for new clues about the ancient history of Mars and whether or not the red planet once had conditions that could support life.Tomorrow’s picture: orion in detail