Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions and Images For Monday December 16th, 2019

A mix of sun and cloud with 60% chance of light snow today. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -16. Wind chill -31 this morning and -24 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. A few clouds tonight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -31. Wind chill -28 this evening and -37 overnight. Risk of frostbite. Currently we have a few clouds a temperature of -24 feels like -31, our winds are 8 km/h from the SE

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings for the lake today.

Our highways in and around our area are in GOOD DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SMALL AREAS OF PARTLY SNOW COVERED/SLIPPERY SECTIONS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO DRIVE WITH CAUTION.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY AND WEEK AHEAD!

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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.

The Magnetic Fields of Spiral Galaxy M77
Image Credit: NASASOFIAHAWC+JPL-CaltechRoma Tre. U.ESAHubbleNuSTARSDSS

Explanation: Can magnetic fields help tell us how spiral galaxies form and evolve? To find out, the HAWC+ instrument on NASA’s airborne (747SOFIA observatory observed nearby spiral galaxy M77HAWC+ maps magnetism by observing polarized infrared light emitted by elongated dust grains rotating in alignment with the local magnetic field. The HAWC+ image shows that magnetic fields do appear to trace the spiral arms in the inner regions of M77, arms that likely highlight density waves in the inflowing gas, dust and stars caused by the gravity of the galaxy’s oval shape. The featured picture superposes the HAWC+ image over diffuse X-ray emission mapped by NASA’s NuSTAR satellite and visible light images taken by Hubble and the SDSSM77 is located about 47 million light years away toward the constellation of the Sea Monster (Cetus).Tomorrow’s picture: red and dusty