Showers ending early this morning then cloudy. Rain beginning again early this afternoon, high 7C with moderate winds. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of 2C, our winds are from the NNW at 9 km/h and will increase to 15 km/h.
There are NO weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WIND WARNINGS for the LAKE today: Issued 03:00 AM CDT 27 September 2018 Today Tonight and Friday. Strong wind warning in effect. Wind north 15 knots increasing to northwest 20 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 late this evening. Wind northwest 10 Friday.
We have NO FIRE DANGER for our area at this time.
HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!
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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.
2018 September 27
M33: Triangulum Galaxy
Image Credit & Copyright: Christoph Kaltseis, CEDICExplanation:
The small, northern constellation Triangulum
harbors this magnificent face-on spiral galaxy, M33. Its popular names include the Pinwheel Galaxy or just the Triangulum Galaxy
. M33 is over 50,000 light-years in diameter, third largest in the Local Group
of galaxies after the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and our own Milky Way. About 3 million light-years from the Milky Way, M33 is itself thought to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy and astronomers
in these two galaxies would likely have spectacular views of each other’s grand spiral star systems. As for
the view from planet Earth, this sharp image
shows off M33’s blue star clusters and pinkish star forming
regions along the galaxy’s loosely wound spiral arms. In fact, the cavernous NGC 604
is the brightest star forming region, seen here at about the 7 o’clock position from the galaxy center. Like M31, M33’s population of well-measured variable stars have helped make this nearby spiral a cosmic yardstick for establishing
the distance scale
of the Universe.
Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space