Today’s Weather, Highway Conditions and Images For Wednesday March 18th, 2020

Sunny today. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -12. Wind chill -32 this morning and -16 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. Partly cloudy today. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -26. Wind chill -20 this evening and -31 overnight. Risk of frostbite. Currently we have clear sky’s a temperature of -25 feels like -30 , our winds are 5 km/h from the W.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings for our area at this time.

Our highways in and around our area are in EXCELLENT DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SLIPPERY SECTIONS AROUND HIGHWAY JUNCTIONS, PLEASE TAKE CAUTION WHEN ENTERING THESE AREAS.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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2020 March 18
Anticrepuscular Rays over Florida
Image Credit & Copyright: Bryan Goff

Explanation: What’s happening behind those clouds? Although the scene may appear somehow supernatural, nothing more unusual is occurring than a Sun setting on the other side of the sky. Pictured here are anticrepuscular rays. To understand them, start by picturing common crepuscular rays that are seen any time that sunlight pours though scattered clouds. Now although sunlight indeed travels along straight lines, the projections of these lines onto the spherical sky are great circles. Therefore, the crepuscular rays from a setting (or rising) sun will appear to re-converge on the other side of the sky. At the anti-solar point 180 degrees around from the Sun, they are referred to as anticrepuscular rays. Featured here is a particularly striking display of anticrepuscular rays photographed in 2016 over Dry Tortugas National Park in FloridaUSA.Tomorrow’s picture: open space