Today’s Weather, Highway Conditions and Images For Tuesday February 11th, 2020

Increasing cloudiness. Snow beginning this morning. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 late this afternoon. High -4. Wind chill -8 this morning and -24 this afternoon. Clearing this evening. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late this evening. Low -31. Wind chill -24 this evening and -43 overnight. Frostbite in minutes. Currently we have clouds a temperature of -5 feels like -11 , our winds are 16 km/h from the WSW.

Currently we have NO weather warnings (EXTREME COLD WARNINGS COULD BE ISSUED OVERNIGHT INTO TOMORROW) and NO marine weather/wind warnings for our area at this time.

Our highways in and around our area are in EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. SOME HIGHWAY JUNCTIONS REMAIN SLIPPERY, PLEASE APPROACH WITH CAUTION.

HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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2020 February 11
Launch of the Solar Orbiter
Image Credit & Copyright:Derek Demeter (Emil Buehler Planetarium)

Explanation: How does weather on the Sun affect humanity? To help find out, the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA have just launched the Solar Orbiter. This Sun-circling robotic spaceship will monitor the Sun’s changing light, solar wind, and magnetic field not only from the usual perspective of Earth but also from above and below the Sun. Pictured, a long duration exposure of the launch of the Solar Orbiter shows the graceful arc of the bright engines of United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket as they lifted the satellite off the Earth. Over the next few years, the Solar Orbiter will use the gravity of Earth and Venus to veer out of the plane of the planets and closer to the Sun than Mercury. Violent weather on the Sun, including solar flares and coronal mass ejections, has shown the ability to interfere with power grids on the Earth and communications satellites in Earth orbit. The Solar Orbiter is expected to coordinate observations with the also Sun-orbiting Parker Solar Probe launched in 2018.Solar Orbiter to Space: Watch the Launch
Tomorrow’s picture: sky divide