Weekday Weather, Highway Conditions and Images For Wednesday March 24th, 2020

Mainly sunny today. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -1. Wind chill -15 this morning and -3 this afternoon. Clear tonight. Becoming partly cloudy late this evening. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -10. Wind chill -5 this evening and -12 overnight. Currently we have sun a temperature of -8 feels like -13, our winds are 11 km/h from the SSW.

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

Our highways HAVE NOW IMPROVED BUT THERE ARE STILL LARGE SECTIONS OF SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY SECTIONS ON #60 #10 AND #6. DRIVING WITH CAUTION IS STILL RECOMMENDED.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

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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 March 25
Star Forming Region S106
Image Credit: NASAESAHubble Legacy ArchiveProcessing & Copyright: Utkarsh Mishra

Explanation: Massive star IRS 4 is beginning to spread its wings. Born only about 100,000 years ago, material streaming out from this newborn star has formed the nebula dubbed Sharpless 2-106 Nebula (S106), featured here. A large disk of dust and gas orbiting Infrared Source 4 (IRS 4), visible in brown near the image center, gives the nebula an hourglass or butterfly shape. S106 gas near IRS 4 acts as an emission nebula as it emits light after being ionized, while dust far from IRS 4 reflects light from the central star and so acts as a reflection nebula. Detailed inspection of a relevant infrared image of S106 reveal hundreds of low-mass brown dwarf stars lurking in the nebula’s gas. S106 spans about 2 light-years and lies about 2000 light-years away toward the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus).Tomorrow’s picture: Andromeda Station