Today’s Weather and Highway Conditions and Images For Monday January 13th, 2020

Periods of snow ending this afternoon then cloudy. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -10. Wind chill near -17. Cloudy tonight. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 16. Wind chill near minus 20. Currently we have light snow a temperature of -13 feels like -16, our winds are 5 km/h from the W.

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

Our highways in and around our area are SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY AT THIS TIME. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND SLOW DOWN TO ON COMING TRAFFIC.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

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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.

A Desert Eclipse
Image Credit & Copyright: Maxime Daviron

Explanation: A good place to see a ring-of-fire eclipse, it seemed, would be from a desert. In a desert, there should be relatively few obscuring clouds and trees. Therefore late last December a group of photographers traveled to the United Arab Emirates and Rub al-Khali, the largest continuous sand desert in world, to capture clear images of an unusual eclipse that would be passing over. A ring-of-fire eclipse is an annular eclipse that occurs when the Moon is far enough away on its elliptical orbit around the Earth so that it appears too small, angularly, to cover the entire Sun. At the maximum of an annular eclipse, the edges of the Sun can be seen all around the edges of the Moon, so that the Moon appears to be a dark spot that covers most — but not all — of the Sun. This particular eclipse, they knew, would peak soon after sunrise. After seeking out such a dry and barren place, it turned out that some of the most interesting eclipse images actually included a tree in the foreground, because, in addition to the sand dunes, the tree gave the surreal background a contrasting sense of normalcy, scale, and texture.Explore the Universe: Random APOD Generator
Tomorrow’s picture: venusian volcano