Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions and Images For Wednesday November 6th, 2019

Mainly cloudy today. 60% chance of flurries near the lake. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -7. Wind chill -18 this morning and -10 this afternoon. Mainly cloudy tonight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -11. Wind chill near -14. Currently we have clouds a temperature of -11 feels like -16, our winds are 10 km/h from the NW.

Currently we have NO weather warnings BUT there there is a MARINE WEATHER/WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Winds Issued 03:00 AM CST 06 November 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday. Strong wind warning in effect. Wind northwest 20 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 near noon then diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light near noon Thursday then becoming southwest 10 Thursday evening.

Our HIGHWAYS in and around our area CONTINUE TO HAVE SOME SECTIONS OF PARTLY SNOW COVERED/COVERED, SLIPPERY SECTIONS 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.

21st Century M101
Image Credit: NASAESACXCJPL – CaltechSTScI

Explanation: One of the last entries in Charles Messier’s famous catalog, big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is definitely not one of the least. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. M101 was also one of the original spiral nebulae observed with Lord Rosse’s large 19th century telescope, the Leviathan of Parsonstown. In contrast, this multiwavelength view of the large island universe is a composite of images recorded by space-based telescopes in the 21st century. Color coded from X-rays to infrared wavelengths (high to low energies), the image data was taken from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (purple), the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (blue), Hubble Space Telescope(yellow), and the Spitzer Space Telescope(red). While the X-ray data trace the location of multimillion degree gas around M101’s exploded stars and neutron star and black hole binary star systems, the lower energy data follow the stars and dust that define M101’s grand spiral arms. Also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy, M101 lies within the boundaries of the northern constellation Ursa Major, about 25 million light-years away.Tomorrow’s picture: The Titan’s daughters