Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions and Images For FRIDAY! November 29th, 2019

Periods of snow today. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -6. Wind chill -20 this morning and -12 this afternoon. Periods of light snow tonight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -10. Wind chill near -14. Currently we have clouds and isolated flurries a temperature of -9 feels like -15, our winds are 11 km/h.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings.

Our highways in and around our area in GOOD DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR NOW UNTIL THE SNOW BEGINS THIS MORNING. PLEASE DRIVE TO THE CONDITIONS.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY! AND WEEKEND!

Current Weather Warnings 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.

Galileo’s Europa Remastered
Image Credit: NASAJPL-CaltechSETI InstituteCynthia Phillips, Marty Valenti

Explanation: Looping through the Jovian system in the late 1990s, the Galileo spacecraft recorded stunning views of Europa and uncovered evidence that the moon’s icy surface likely hides a deep, global ocean. Galileo’s Europa image data has been remastered here, using improved new calibrations to produce a color image approximating what the human eye might see. Europa’s long curving fractures hint at the subsurface liquid water. The tidal flexing the large moon experiences in its elliptical orbit around Jupiter supplies the energy to keep the ocean liquid. But more tantalizing is the possibility that even in the absence of sunlight that process could also supply the energy to support life, making Europa one of the best places to look for life beyond Earth. What kind of life could thrive in a deep, dark, subsurface ocean? Consider planet Earth’s own extreme shrimp.Tomorrow’s picture: red planet star trails