Today’s Weather, Highway Conditions and Images For Thursday February 13th, 2020

Sunny today. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -17. Wind chill -40 this morning and -24 this afternoon. Frostbite in minutes. Increasing cloudiness tonight. Periods of snow beginning overnight. Wind becoming south 20 km/h near midnight. Low -23 with temperature rising to -16 by morning. Wind chill -33 this evening. Risk of frostbite. Currently we have clear sky’s a temperature of -26 feels like -37, our winds are 16 km/h from the WSW.

OUR EXTREME COLD WARNING HAS ENDED BUT STILL REMAINS VERY COLD FOR THE DAY. Currently we have NO weather warnings BUT THERE IS A MARINE WEATHER/WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY:

Warnings (In effect)

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for all LAKES

Issued 04:15 AM CST 13 February 2020Extreme wind chill values of -40 to -45 are being reported across areas of the southern Prairies this morning.

These extreme wind chill values will moderate later this morning.

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.

Our highways in and around our area remain in EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

Current Weather Warnings and Marine Weather/Wind Warnings

Warnings (In effect)
Extreme Cold Warning in effect
Issued 04:15 AM CST 13 February 2020Extreme wind chill values of -40 to -45 are being reported across areas of the southern Prairies this morning.

These extreme wind chill values will moderate later this morning.

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.

Current Highway Conditions and Images

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 13
Spitzer’s Trifid
Image Credit: J. Rho (SSC/Caltech), JPL-CaltechNASA

Explanation: The Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20, is easy to find with a small telescope. About 30 light-years across and 5,500 light-years distant it’s a popular stop for cosmic tourists in the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. As its name suggests, visible light pictures show the nebula divided into three parts by dark, obscuring dust lanes. But this penetrating infrared image reveals the Trifid’s filaments of glowing dust clouds and newborn stars. The spectacular false-color view is courtesy of the Spitzer Space Telescope. Astronomers have used the infrared image data to count newborn and embryonic stars which otherwise can lie hidden in the natal dust and gas clouds of this intriguing stellar nursery. Launched in 2003, Spitzer explored the infrared Universe from an Earth-trailing solar orbit until its science operations were brought to a close earlier this year, on January 30.Tomorrow’s picture: pale blue