Today’s Weather, Highway Conditions and Images For Wednesday February 12th, 2020

Sunny today. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -22. Wind chill -45 this morning and -30 this afternoon. Frostbite in minutes. A few clouds tonight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -28. Wind chill -31 this evening and -36 overnight. Risk of frostbite. Currently we have clear sky’s a temperature of -31 feels like -46,our winds are 23 km/h from the NW.

Currently we have an EXTREME COLD WARNING IN EFFECT THIS INCLUDES MARINE WEATHER/WIND WARNINGS:

Alerts for: EASTERVILLE/CHEMAWAWIN CREE NATION

Warnings

3:27 PM CST Tuesday 11 February 2020
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Easterville/CHEMAWAWIN CREE NATION
  • Waterhen Meadow Portage and Skownan

A cold, arctic airmass is spreading southward bringing extreme wind chill values with it.

As cloud clears behind a strong cold front this evening, temperatures will drop rapidly and northerly winds will increase with gusts up to 60 km/h possible. These plunging temperatures and gusty winds will give wind chill values of -40 to -45 overnight and into Wednesday morning.

These extreme cold values will moderate early Wednesday afternoon.

Our highways in and around our area are in EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH BLOWING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS. PACK EMERGENCY VEHICLE KITS WHEN EVER POSSIBLE WHEN EXTREME COLD WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

Current Weather Warnings and Marine Weather/Wind Warnings

Warnings (In effect)
Extreme Cold Warning in effect
Lake Winnipegosis/Lake Winnipeg

Issued 3:27 PM CST 11 February 2020A cold, arctic airmass is spreading southward bringing extreme wind chill values with it.

As cloud clears behind a strong cold front this evening, temperatures will drop rapidly and northerly winds will increase with gusts up to 60 km/h possible. These plunging temperatures and gusty winds will give wind chill values of -40 to -45 overnight and into Wednesday morning.

These extreme cold values will moderate early Wednesday afternoon.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to MBstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.

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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.

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2020 February 12
Star Trails of the North and South
Image Credit & Copyright: Saeid Parchini

Explanation: What divides the north from the south? It all has to do with the spin of the Earth. On Earth’s surface, the equator is the dividing line, but on Earth’s sky, the dividing line is the Celestial Equator — the equator’s projection onto the sky.  You likely can’t see the Earth’s equator around you, but anyone with a clear night sky can find the Celestial Equator by watching stars move.  Just locate the dividing line between stars that arc north and stars that arc south. Were you on Earth’s equator, the Celestial Equator would go straight up and down.  In general, the angle between the Celestial Equator and the vertical is your latitude.  The featured image combines 325 photos taken every 30 seconds over 162 minutes. Taken soon after sunset earlier this month, moonlight illuminates a snowy and desolate scene in northwest Iran. The bright streak behind the lone tree is the planet Venus setting.Almost Hyperspace: Random APOD Generator
Tomorrow’s picture: open space