Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions and Images For Tuesday January 7th, 2020

Cloudy with 30% chance of flurries this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this morning. High -18. Wind chill -32 this morning and -25 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. Clear tonight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -29. Wind chill -25 this evening and -34 overnight. Risk of frostbite. Currently we blowing snow a temperature of -19 feels like -29, our winds are 19 km/h from the WNW.

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

Our highways in and around our area HAVE SOME SNOW PACKED SLIPPERY AREAS WITH BLOWING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS. PLEASE DRIVE WITH EXTREME CAUTION IN THESE AREAS.

HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!

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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.

IC 405: The Flaming Star Nebula
Image Credit & CopyrightEric Coles and Mel Helm

Explanation: Rippling dust and gas lanes give the Flaming Star Nebula its name. The orange and purple colors of the nebula are present in different regions and are created by different processes. The bright star AE Aurigae, visible toward the image left, is so hot it is blue, emitting light so energetic it knocks electrons away from surrounding gas. When a proton recaptures an electron, red light is frequently emitted (depicted here in orange). The purple region’s color is a mix of this red light and blue light emitted by AE Aurigae but reflected to us by surrounding dust. The two regions are referred to as emission nebula and reflection nebula, respectively. Pictured here in the Hubble color palette, the Flaming Star Nebula, officially known as IC 405, lies about 1500 light years distant, spans about 5 light years, and is visible with a small telescope toward the constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga).Tomorrow’s picture: galaxies in the river