HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions and Images For Thursday October 31st, 2019

Cloudy today. Periods of light snow beginning this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -1. Wind chill -9 this morning. Periods of light snow tonight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -4. Wind chill -8 overnight. Currently we have isolated scattered flurries, a temperature of -4 feels like -7, our winds are 8 km/h and will increase to 15-25 km/h by the afternoon.

Currently we have NO weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WEATHER?WIND WARNINGS FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Winds Issued 03:00 AM CDT 31 October 2019 Today Tonight and Friday. Strong wind warning in effect. Wind southwest 15 knots diminishing to light early this afternoon then becoming northwest 10 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 20 late this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 Friday evening.

Our HIGHWAYS in and around our area CONTINUE TO HAVE LARGE SECTIONS OF PARTLY SNOW COVERED/COVERED, SLIPPERY SECTIONS AND CAUTIONS NEEDS TO BE TAKEN WHEN TRAVELING.

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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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 Ghostly Veil Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright:Anis Abdul

Explanation: A ghostly visage on a cosmic scale, these remains of shocked, glowing gas haunt planet Earth’s sky toward the constellation of Cygnus and form the Veil Nebula. The nebula itself is a large supernova remnant, an expanding cloud born of the death explosion of a massive star. Light from the original supernova explosion likely reached Earth over 5,000 years ago. Also known as the Cygnus Loop, the Veil Nebula now spans nearly 3 degrees or about 6 times the diameter of the full Moon. That translates to over 70 light-years at its estimated distance of 1,500 light-years. In fact, the Veil is so large its brighter parts are recognized as separate nebulae, including The Witch’s Broom (NGC 6960) below and right of center. At the top left you can find the Spectre of IC 1340Happy Halloween!Tomorrow’s picture: Sunday’s Childe