Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions and Images For Thursday November 21st, 2019

A mix of sun and cloud. 30% chance of flurries this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -6. Wind chill -17 this morning and -10 this afternoon. Becoming clear this evening. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -8. Wind chill near -14. Currently we have clouds a temperature of -13 feels like -18, our winds are 6 km/h WNW.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings at this time.

Our highways in and around our area CONTINUE TO HAVE SMALL SECTIONS OF PARTLY SNOW COVERED/PARTLY ICE COVERED AND SLUSH ON THE HIGHWAYS. TAKE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING. PLEASE SEE THE IMAGES BELOW.

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

Current Weather Warning and Marine Weather/Wind Warnings

Current Highway Conditions and Images

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.

Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant
Image Credit & Copyright:David Lindemann

Explanation: It’s easy to get lost following the intricate looping filaments in this detailed image of supernova remnant Simeis 147. Also cataloged as Sharpless 2-240 it goes by the popular nickname, the Spaghetti Nebula. Seen toward the boundary of the constellations Taurus and Auriga, it covers nearly 3 degrees or 6 full moons on the sky. That’s about 150 light-years at the stellar debris cloud’s estimated distance of 3,000 light-years. This composite includes image data taken through narrow-band filters where reddish emission from ionized hydrogen atoms and doubly ionized oxygen atoms in faint blue-green hues trace the shocked, glowing gas. The supernova remnant has an estimated age of about 40,000 years, meaning light from the massive stellar explosion first reached Earth 40,000 years ago. But the expanding remnant is not the only aftermath. The cosmic catastrophe also left behind a spinning neutron star or pulsar, all that remains of the original star’s core.Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space