Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions/Images For Monday November 5th, 2019

Mainly cloudy today. 60% chance of flurries early this morning. 60% chance of flurries near the lake this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -6. Wind chill -19 this morning and -10 this afternoon. Mainly cloudy tonight. 60% chance of flurries near the lake. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -12. Wind -12 this evening and -18 overnight. Currently we have clouds a temperature steady at -8 feels like -15 and our winds are 16 km/h from the WNW.

Currently we have NO weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WEATHER/WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Winds Issued 03:00 AM CST 05 November 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday. Strong wind warning in effect. Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to northwest 20 this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 near noon Wednesday.

Our highways in and around our area are in GOOD DRIVING CONDITIONS with the ODD PARTLY COVERED/SLIPPERY SECTION. CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING ON OUR HIGHWAYS.

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.

Spiral Galaxies Spinning Super-Fast
Image Credit: Top row: NASAESAHubble, P. Ogle & J. DePasquale (STScI);
Bottom row: SDSS, P. Ogle & J. DePasquale (STScI)

Explanation: Why are these galaxies spinning so fast? If you estimated each spiral‘s mass by how much light it emits, their fast rotations should break them apart. The leading hypothesis as to why these galaxies don’t break apart is dark matter — mass so dark we can’t see it. But these galaxies are even out-spinning this break-up limit — they are the fastest rotating disk galaxies known. It is therefore further hypothesized that their dark matter halos are so massive — and their spins so fast — that it is harder for them to form stars than regular spirals. If so, then these galaxies may be among the most massive spirals possible. Further study of surprising super-spirals like these will continue, likely including observations taken by NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope scheduled for launch in 2021.Tomorrow’s picture: open space