Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions and Images For Wednesday October 30th, 2019

Periods of light snow today. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -2. Wind chill near -10. Mainly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -5. Wind chill near -9. Currently we have some isolated flurries a temperature of -5 feels like -10, our winds are 16 km/h from the W and will remain steady throughout the day.

Currently we have NO weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WEATHER?WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Winds Issued 03:00 AM CDT 30 October 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday. Strong wind warning in effect. Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to northwest 15 early this morning then backing to southwest 15 late this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 Thursday afternoon then increasing to northwest 15 Thursday evening.

Currently our HIGHWAYS in and around our area HAVE SECTIONS OF PARTLY COVERED/SNOW COVERED/SLIPPERY AND WITH DRIFTING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS. PLEASE TAKE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

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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.

M42: Inside the Orion Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Josep M. Drudis & Don Goldman

Explanation: The Great Nebula in Orion, an immense, nearby starbirth region, is probably the most famous of all astronomical nebulas. Here, glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense interstellar molecular cloud only 1500 light-years away. In the featured deep image in assigned colors highlighted by emission in oxygen and hydrogen, wisps and sheets of dust and gas are particularly evident. The Great Nebula in Orion can be found with the unaided eye near the easily identifiable belt of three stars in the popular constellation Orion. In addition to housing a bright open cluster of stars known as the Trapezium, the Orion Nebula contains many stellar nurseries. These nurseries contain much hydrogen gas, hot young stars, proplyds, and stellar jets spewing material at high speeds. Also known as M42, the Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun.Tomorrow’s picture: ghost, shocked