Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Monday January 21st, 2019

ANOTHER COLD FRONT IS ON IT’S WAY! Cloudy with a chance of light snow for today, winds moderate/high high -16C. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -18C feels like -26C, our winds are 10 km/h from the SSE.

Our highways in and around our area are mostly in GOOD driving conditions with partly covered with slippery sections. Please drive with caution and plan ahead when traveling on our northern highways.

There are NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

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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.

InSight Lander Takes Selfie on Mars 
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Explanation: This is what NASA’s Insight lander looks like on Mars. With its solar panels, InSight is about the size of a small bus. Insight successfully landed on Mars in November with a main objective to detect seismic activity. The featured selfie is a compilation of several images taken of different parts of the InSight lander, by the lander’s arm, at different times. SEIS, the orange-domed seismometer seen near the image center last month, has now been placed on theMartian surface. With this selfie, Mars InSight continues a long tradition of robotic spacecraft on Mars taking and returning images of themselves, including VikingSojournerPathfinderSpiritOpportunityPhoenix, and Curiosity. Data taken by Mars Insight is expected to give humanity unprecedented data involving the interior of Mars, a region thought to harbor formation clues not only about Mars, but Earth.Tomorrow’s picture: good lunar eclipse photo

Weather Update: Warning Issued FOR CHEMAWAWIN/EASTERVILLE

AN EXTREME COLD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA:

Issued at 10:26 Thursday 17 January 2019

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Bitterly cold wind chill values around -40 are expected at times today and Friday. The cold weather is expected to continue through the weekend.

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Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

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

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.

Weather Update

We are currently under a severe high pressure system that bring extreme cold temperature to our region. Currently all EXTREME COLD WARNINGS are surrounding our area but we NOT under the region warnings yet. Today temperature will hit a high of -25C it will feel like -37C, tonight’s low will be -33C and it will feel like -42C

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Tuesday January 15th, 2019

Clearing this morning and cold, winds will be moderate/high with a high of -18C/-25C feeling like -25C/35C. Currently we have a some cloud, a temperature of -18C feels like -19C, our winds are 19 km/h from the W and will increase to 25-40 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area are MOSTLY PARTLY COVERED AND SLIPPERY WITH CLEAR SECTIONS. Please travel with caution and plan ahead when traveling on our northern highways.

Currently we have NO weather warnings BUT THERE IS A MARINE BLOWING SNOW ADVISORY FOR THE LAKE TODAY:

Statements (In effect)

Blowing snow advisory in effect

Issued 02:25 AM CST 15 January 2019Poor visibility locally near zero in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring.

Strong northerly winds up to 60 gusting 80 km/h will produce periods of near-zero visibilities in blowing snow over the Manitoba Lakes on Tuesday morning into the early afternoon. Conditions will improve from northwest to southeast through the day on Tuesday.

Blowing snow advisories are issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow giving poor visibility to 800 metres or less for at least 3 hours.

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.

HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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The Heart and Soul Nebulas 
Image Credit & Copyright: Mario Zauner

Explanation: Is the heart and soul of our Galaxy located in Cassiopeia? Possibly not, but that is where two bright emission nebulas nicknamed Heart and Soul can be found. The Heart Nebula, officially dubbed IC 1805 and visible in the featured image on the bottom right, has a shape reminiscent of a classical heart symbol. The Soul Nebula is officially designated IC 1871 and is visible on the upper left. Both nebulas shine brightly in the red light of energized hydrogen. Also shown in this three-color montage is light emitted from sulfur, shown in yellow, and oxygen, shown in blue. Several young open clusters of stars are visible near the nebula centers. Light takes about 6,000 years to reach us from these nebulas, which together span roughly 300 light yearsStudies of stars and clusters like those found in the Heart and Soul Nebulas have focused on how massive stars form and how they affect their environment.Follow APOD on: InstagramFacebookReddit, or Twitter
Tomorrow’s picture: open space

Snow Expected This Afternoon

The snow should begin this afternoon sometime and will continue through the evening and should tapper off in the over night hours. Total amounts should be in the 3-6CM range. Please travel with CAUTION on our northern highways and plan ahead if you must travel.

Todays Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Monday January 14th, 2018

Mainly cloudy, snow beginning this afternoon into tonight. Winds moderate, high of -11C. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -14C feels like -17C, winds are 5 km/h from the NE and will increase to 15 km/h.

Our highways in and around our area are in EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SOME SLIPPERY SECTIONS AS YOU TRAVEL SOUTH. Please drive with caution and plan ahead when traveling on our northern highways.

There are NO weather warnings and NO marine wind or weather warnings at this time, but that could change as the latest system tracks east from Saskatchewan.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps 
Image Credit & Copyright: Nicholas Roemmelt (Venture Photography)

Explanation: Now this was a view with a thrill. From Mount Tschirgant in the Alps, you can see not only nearby towns and distant Tyrolean peaks, but also, weather permitting, stars, nebulas, and the band of the Milky Way Galaxy. What made the arduous climb worthwhile this night, though, was another peak — the peak of the 2018 Perseids Meteor Shower. As hoped, dispersing clouds allowed a picturesque sky-gazing session that included many faint meteors, all while a carefully positioned camera took a series of exposures. Suddenly, a thrilling meteor — bright and colorful — slashed down right next the nearly vertical band of the Milky Way. As luck would have it, the camera caught it too. Therefore, a new image in the series was quickly taken with one of the sky-gazers posing on the nearby peak. Later, all of the images were digitally combined.Tomorrow’s picture: heart & soul

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For FRIDAY! January 11th, 2019

Cloudy with a chance of light snow, a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -11C. Wind chill minus 21 in the morning and minus 16 in the afternoon. Currently we have clouds. a temperature -15C feels like -17C, our winds are 3 km/h from the N and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area are either COVERED OR PARTLY COVERED WITH SLIPPERY SECTIONS AND WILL IMPROVE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION and plan ahead when traveling on out northern highways.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine wind or weather warnings.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY!

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Partial Eclipse over Beijing 
Image Credit & CopyrightLi Zhaoqi

Explanation: On January 6 the New Moon rose in silhouette with the Sun seen from northeastern Asia. Near maximum, the dramatic partial solar eclipse is captured in this telephoto view through hazy skies. In the foreground, the hill top Wanchun pavilion overlooking central Beijing’s popular Forbidden City hosts eclipse-watching early morning risers. This was the first of five, three solar and two lunar, eclipses for 2019. Next up is a total lunar eclipse during this month’s Full Perigee Moon. At night on January 21, that celestial shadow play will be visible from the hemisphere of planet Earth that includes the Americas, Europe, and western Africa.

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Thursday January 10th, 2018

Flurries until the evening today 4-8CM in total, a high of -13C with moderate/high winds. Currently we have scattered flurries, a temperature of -16C, our winds are 14 km/h E and will increase to 15-30 km/h throughout the day.

TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED AT THIS TIME ON OUR NORTHERN HIGHWAYS UNTIL THE PLOWS GET OUR AND START WORKING. HIGHWAY DO IMPROVE FURTHER SOUTH. If you must travel please do it with caution and plan ahead.

There are No weather warnings BUT THERE IS A MARINE SNOWFALL WARNING:

Warnings (In effect)

Snowfall warning in effect

Issued 02:29 AM CST 10 January 2019A low pressure system currently moving through Saskatchewan spread an area of snow into central Manitoba overnight. The snow will continue throughout the day before tapering off this evening.

The snow will be heavy at times and will leave accumulations in the range of 8 to 10 cm in its wake.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

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 WEATHER WARNINGS AND MARINE WARNINGS

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Vela Supernova Remnant Mosaic 
Image Credit & CopyrightRobert GendlerRoberto ColombariDigitized Sky Survey (POSS II)

Explanation: The plane of our Milky Way Galaxy runs through this complex and beautiful skyscape. Seen toward colorful stars near the northwestern edge of the constellation Vela (the Sails), the 16 degree wide, 200 frame mosaic is centered on the glowing filaments of the Vela Supernova Remnant, the expanding debris cloud from the death explosion of a massive star. Light from the supernova explosion that created the Vela remnant reached Earth about 11,000 years ago. In addition to the shocked filaments of glowing gas, the cosmic catastrophe also left behind an incredibly dense, rotating stellar core, the Vela Pulsar. Some 800 light-years distant, the Vela remnant is likely embedded in a larger and older supernova remnant, the Gum Nebula. Objects identified in this broad mosaic include emission and reflection nebulae, star clusters, and the remarkable Pencil Nebula.Tomorrow’s picture: New Moon rise

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Wednesday January 9th, 2019

Sunny with increasing cloud then flurries later this evening, with moderate winds and a high of -16C. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of -22C, our winds are 13 km/h from the W and will increase to 15-20 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area are MOSTLY CLEAR AND IN GOOD DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH THE ODD SLIPPERY, SNOW COVERED SECTION. Please drive with caution and plan ahead when traveling on our northern highways.

There are no weather warnings for our area but THERE IS A MARINE: WARNINGS FOR THE LAKE:

Warnings (In effect)

Snowfall warning in effect

Lake Winnipegosis

Issued 02:32 AM CST 09 January 2019Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

A low pressure system developing in southern Alberta today will bring 10 cm of snow to areas in central Manitoba beginning this evening and continuing into Thursday.

Snow will begin over Lake Winnipegosis this evening and taper off early Thursday evening.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

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

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Quadrantids 
Image Credit & CopyrightDaniel López (El Cielo de Canarias)

Explanation: Named for a forgotten constellation, the Quadrantid Meteor Shower is an annual event for planet Earth’s northern hemisphere skygazers It usually peaks briefly in the cold, early morning hours of January 4. The shower’s radiant on the sky lies within the old, astronomically obsolete constellation Quadrans Muralis. That position is situated near the boundaries of the modern constellations Hercules, Bootes, and Draco. About 30 Quadrantid meteors can be counted in this skyscape composed of digital frames recorded in dark and moonless skies between 2:30am and local dawn. The shower’s radiant is rising just to the right of the Canary Island of Tenerife’s Teide volcano, and just below the familiar stars of the Big Dipper on the northern sky. A likely source of the dust stream that produces Quadrantid meteors was identified in 2003 as an asteroid. Look carefully and you can also spot a small, telltale greenish coma above the volcanic peak and near the top of the frame. That’s the 2018 Christmas visitor to planet Earth’s skies, Comet Wirtanen.Tomorrow’s picture: southern sails

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Tuesday January 8th, 2018

Periods of light snow this morning then cloudy. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 55 high -9C. Wind chill -26C in the morning and -19C in the afternoon. Currently we have clouds, light snow, a temperature of -14C feels like -26C, our winds are 40 km/h from the WNW gusting to 50 km/h.

Our highways in and around our area are MOSTLY SNOW PACKED, COVERED AND SLIPPERY. CONDITIONS IMPROVE A BIT AS YOU TRAVEL FURTHER SOUTH. Please travel with caution and plan ahead when traveling on our Northern Highways.

There is NO weather warnings for our area BUT THERE IS A MARINE WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY:

Statements (In effect)

Blowing snow advisory in effect

Lake Winnipeg – north basin

Issued 04:25 AM CST 08 January 2019Northwesterly winds of 40-50 km/h combined with falling snow will give reduced visibilities to the Manitoba Lakes Tuesday.

Conditions will improve throughout the day as the snow tapers off.

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 WEATHER WARNINGS AND MARINE WIND WARNINGS

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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HESS Telescopes Explore the High-Energy Sky 
Video Credit & Copyright: Vikas ChanderH.E.S.S. CollaborationMusic: Emotive Piano by Immersive Music

Explanation: They may look like modern mechanical dinosaurs but they are enormous swiveling eyes that watch the sky. The High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) Observatory is composed of four 12-meter reflecting-mirror telescopes surrounding a larger telescope housing a 28-meter mirror. They are designed to detect strange flickers of blue light — Cherenkov radiation –emitted when charged particles move slightly faster than the speed of light in air. This light is emitted when a gamma ray from a distant source strikes a molecule in Earth’s atmosphere and starts a charged-particle showerH.E.S.S. is sensitive to some of the highest energy photons (TeV) crossing the universe. Operating since 2003 in Namibia, H.E.S.S. has searched for dark matter and has discovered over 50 sources emitting high energy radiation including supernova remnants and the centers of galaxies that contain supermassive black holes. Pictured last September, H.E.S.S. telescopes swivel and stare in time-lapse sequences shot in front of our Milky Way Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds — as the occasional Earth-orbiting satellite zips by.Open Science: Browse 1,800+ codes in the Astrophysics Source Code Library
Tomorrow’s picture: forgotten stars