Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions and Images For Thursday November 14th, 2019

Light snow ending early this morning then mainly cloudy with 30% chance of flurries. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 this morning then light this afternoon. High -6. Wind chill near -17. Clear tonight. Becoming partly cloudy near midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -15. Wind chill near -21. Currently we have some Isolated scattered flurries a temperature of -6 feels like -15, our winds are 32 km/h from the NW.

Currently we have NO weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WEATHER/WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Winds Issued 03:00 AM CST 14 November 2019 Today Tonight and Friday. Strong wind warning in effect. Wind southwest 10 knots increasing to northwest 20 early this morning then diminishing to northwest 15 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northeast 10 near midnight then increasing to southeast 15 Friday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 Friday afternoon then veering to south 25 Friday evening.

Our highways in and around our area HAVE LARGE SECTIONS OF SNOW COVERED/SLIPPERY SECTIONS WITH BLOWING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING.

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

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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.

Mercury and the Quiet Sun
Image Credit & Copyright:John Chumack

Explanation: On November 11, 2019 the Sun was mostly quiet, experiencing a minimum in its 11 year cycle of activity. In fact, the only spot visible was actually planet Mercury, making a leisurely 5 1/2 hour transit in front of the calm solar disk. About 1/200th the apparent diameter of the Sun, the silhouette of the solar system’s inner most planet is near center in this sharp, full Sun snapshot. Taken with a hydrogen alpha filter and safe solar telescope, the image also captures prominences around the solar limb, the glowing plasma trapped in arcing magnetic fields. Of course, only inner planets Mercury and Venus can transit the Sun to appear in silhouette when viewed from planet Earth. Following its transit in 2016, this was Mercury’s 4th of 14 transits across the solar disk in the 21st century. The next transit of Mercury will be on November 13, 2032.Tomorrow’s picture: star streams and galaxies