Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions and Images For Wednesday January 8th, 2020

Increasing cloudiness today. Snow beginning this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -19. Wind chill -39 this morning and -26 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. Snow tonight. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Temperature steady near -18. Wind chill -28 this evening and -22 overnight. Risk of frostbite. Currently we have clear sky’s a temperature of -29 feels like -33, our winds are 3 km/h from the SE.

Current our area IN NOT in the SNOWFALL WARNING AREA and there is NO marine weather/wind warning.

Currently our highway’s in and around our area are in EXCELLENT DRIVING CONDITIONS. BUT WILL DETERIORATE THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND NIGHT. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED THIS EVENING.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

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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.

Galaxies in the River
Image Credit & Copyright:Star Shadows Remote ObservatoryPROMPT, CTIO

Explanation: Large galaxies grow by eating small ones. Even our own galaxy engages in a sort of galactic cannibalism, absorbing small galaxies that are too close and are captured by the Milky Way’s gravity. In fact, the practice is common in the universe and illustrated by this striking pair of interacting galaxies from the banks of the southern constellation EridanusThe River. Located over 50 million light years away, the large, distorted spiral NGC 1532 is seen locked in a gravitational struggle with dwarf galaxy NGC 1531 (right of center), a struggle the smaller galaxy will eventually lose. Seen edge-on, spiral NGC 1532 spans about 100,000 light-years. Nicely detailed in this sharp image, the NGC 1532/1531 pair is thought to be similar to the well-studied system of face-on spiral and small companion known as M51.Tomorrow’s picture: happy perihelion