Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Thursday January 31st, 2019

Increasing cloudiness this morning then scattered flurries/ligh snow throughout the day, high of -23C with moderate winds. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of -28C feels like -33C, our winds are 6 km/h from the ESE and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area are in EXCELLENT DRIVING CONDITIONS for now then will become COVERED AND SLIPPERY by the afternoon.

Currently we do have a EXTREME COLD WARNING in place for our area but that should be dropping soon as the morning continues:

Warnings

4:29 AM CST Thursday 31 January 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Chemawawin Cree Nation/Easterville

A bitterly cold Arctic air mass in combination with light northwesterly winds is producing extreme wind chills over southern Manitoba. Wind chill values of -40 to -50 will gradually ease through the morning across southern Manitoba.

A moderation of temperatures will bring an end to the extreme wind chills Thursday afternoon although temperatures will remain below seasonable normals. Extreme wind chills are not expected to redevelop Thursday night.

There is a EXTREME COLD WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY but is expected to drop later this morning:

Warnings (In effect)

Extreme Cold Warning in effect

Issued 04:51 AM CST 31 January 2019Bitterly cold temperatures combined with light northwesterly winds are creating hazardous wind chills over the Manitoba Lakes. Temperatures will moderate later today and bring an end to the extreme wind chills.

Extreme wind chills are not expected to redevelop Thursday night.

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

CURRENT WEATHER WARNINGS AND MARINE WEATHER WARNINGS

CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Sharpless 308: Star Bubble 
Image Credit & CopyrightLaubing

Explanation: Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star, this cosmic bubble is huge. Cataloged as Sharpless 2-308 it lies some 5,200 light-years away toward the constellation of the Big Dog (Canis Major) and covers slightly more of the sky than a Full Moon. That corresponds to a diameter of 60 light-years at its estimated distance. The massive star that created the bubble, a Wolf-Rayet star, is the bright one near the center of the nebula. Wolf-Rayet stars have over 20 times the mass of the Sun and are thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova phase of massive star evolution. Fast winds from this Wolf-Rayet star create the bubble-shaped nebula as they sweep up slower moving material from an earlier phase of evolution. The windblown nebula has an age of about 70,000 years. Relatively faint emission captured in the expansive image is dominated by the glow of ionized oxygen atoms mapped to a blue hue. SH2-308 is also known as The Dolphin Nebula.Tomorrow’s picture: twin galaxies

WEATHER UPDATE

With the EXTREME COLD WARNINGS IN PLACE FOR OUR AREA for this afternoon/evening/overnight hours we could see temperatures in the LOW/MID -50C’s. Please stay warm and stay inside during these hours.

Today’s Weather And Current Highways Conditions For Monday January 28th, 2018

Periods of light snow ending early this morning then clearing, winds moderate/high, high -23C falling to minus -28C this afternoon, windchill minus -31C in the morning and minus -37C in the afternoon. Currently we have some isolated flurries, our temperature of -19C feels like -32C, winds 37 km/h from the NW and will remain steady throughout the day.

Our highways in Northern Manitoba are EITHER PARTLY COVERED OR COVERED, CONDITIONS IMPROVE AS YOU TRAVEL FURTHER SOUTH. Please travel with CAUTION.

There is a EXTREME COLD/WIND CHILL WARNING FOR OUR AREA:

Warnings

4:25 AM CST Monday 28 January 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Chemawawin Cree Nation and Easterville

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

A cold front moving through Manitoba today will bring a frigid Arctic airmass into southern Manitoba this evening. Widespread extreme wind chill values of -40 to -50 are expected to begin late this evening and last through Thursday afternoon.

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

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

There is a EXTREME COLD/WIND CHILL WARNING FOR THE LAKE:

Warnings (In effect)

Extreme Cold Warning in effect

Issued 02:48 AM CST 28 January 2019A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

A cold front moving through Manitoba today will bring another batch of frigid Arctic air to the lakes. Extreme wind chill values of -45 to -50 are expected to begin this evening and persist well into mid week.

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

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

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CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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The Long Gas Tail of Spiral Galaxy D100 
Image Credit & Copyright: NASAESAHubbleSubaru TelescopeW. Cramer (Yaleet al.M. YagiJ. DePasquale

Explanation: Why is there long red streak attached to this galaxy? The streak is made mostly of glowing hydrogen that has been systematically stripped away as the galaxy moved through the ambient hot gas in a cluster of galaxies. Specifically, the galaxy is spiral galaxy D100, and cluster is the Coma Cluster of galaxies. The red path connects to the center of D100 because the outer gas, gravitationally held less strongly, has already been stripped away by ram pressure. The extended gas tail is about 200,000 light-years long, contains about 400,000 times the mass of our Sun, and stars are forming within it. Galaxy D99, visible to D100’s lower left, appears red because it glows primarily from the light of old red stars — young blue stars can no longer form because D99 has been stripped of its star-forming gas. The featured false-color picture is a digitally enhanced composite of images from Earth-orbiting Hubble and the ground-based Subaru telescope. Studying remarkable systems like this bolsters our understanding of how galaxies evolve in clusters.Tomorrow’s picture: distant thing

Weather Warning Continues

EXTREME COLD WARNING CONTINUES FOR CHEMAWAWIN CREE NATION/EASTERVILLE INTO THIS EVENING AND INTO THE OVER NIGHT HOURS,

Warnings

10:26 AM CST Thursday 24 January 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Chemawawin Cree Nation/Easterville

A period of very cold wind chills continues.

Extreme wind chill values near -40 have developed and recovered slightly for parts of southern Manitoba this morning as cold arctic air has settled over the province. Temperatures will continue to moderate early this afternoon, but the extreme cold is likely to return tonight.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

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.

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Thursday January 24th, 2019

Sunny today, winds up to 15 km/h, high -23C, Wind chill -40C in the morning and -31C in the afternoon. Currently we have clear sky’s, a temperature of -30C feels like -40C, our winds are 11 km/h from the W and will increase to 15-20 km/h

Our highways in and around our area are COVERED AND SLIPPERY as you to get further south conditions IMPROVE and all areas will improve throughout the day.

There is a EXTREME COLD WARNING FOR OUR ARE FOR THIS MORNING AND FOR TONIGHT:

Warnings

4:17 AM CST Thursday 24 January 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • CHEMAWAWIN/EASTERVILLE

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Extreme wind chill values near -40 are developing for parts of southern Manitoba this morning as cold arctic air settles over the province. Temperatures will moderate later this morning, but the extreme cold is likely to return tonight for much of the area.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

There is a MARINE EXTREME COLD WARNING FOR THIS MORNING AND TONIGHT:

Warnings (In effect)

Extreme Cold Warning in effect

Issued 04:17 AM CST 24 January 2019A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Extreme wind chill values near -40 are developing for parts of southern Manitoba this morning as cold arctic air settles over the province. Temperatures will moderate later this morning, but the extreme cold is likely to return tonight for much of the area.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

CURRENT WEATHER WARNINGS AND MARINE WEATHER WARNINGS

CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Matterhorn, Moon, and Meteor 
Image Credit & CopyrightStephane Vetter (Nuits sacrées), TWAN

Explanation: Fans of planet Earth probably recognize the Matterhorn in the foreground of this night skyscape. Famed in mountaineering history, the 4,478 meter Alpine mountain stands next to the totally eclipsed Moon. In spite of -22 degree C temperatures, the inspired scene was captured on the morning of January 21 from the mountains near Zermatt, Switzerland. Different exposures record the dim red light reflected by the Moon fully immersed in Earth’s shadow. Seen directly above the famous Alpine peak, but about 600 light-years away, are the stars of the Praesepe or Beehive star cluster also known as Messier 44. An added reward to the cold eclipse vigil, a bright and colorful meteor flashedbelow the temporarily dimmmed Moon, just tracing the Matterhorn’s north-eastern climbing route along Hornli ridge.Tomorrow’s picture: Moon Struck

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Wednesday January 23rd, 2018

Flurries/snow this morning, ending this afternoon, high of -16C with moderate/high winds. Currently we have some scattered flurries, a temperature of -13C feels like -18C, our winds are 8 km/h from the NE and will increase to 25-30 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in Northern Manitoba are SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY/PARTLY COVERED, highways in Central and Southern Manitoba are in EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. Please drive with caution and plan ahead.

There is NO weather warnings for our area but there IS A MARINE BLOWING SNOW ADVISORY FOR THE LAKE TODAY:

Statements (In effect)

Blowing snow advisory in effect

Lake Winnipegosis

Issued 02:39 AM CST 23 January 2019Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring.

Strong northerly winds up to 60 gusting 80 km/h will develop across the Manitoba lakes this afternoon while accompanied by light snow. Visibilities will be poor with periods of near zero visibilities possible through the afternoon and evening hours. Conditions will improve from north to south gradually through the night.

Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

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

CURRENT WEATHER WARNINGS AND MARINE WEATHER WARNINGS

CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Orion over the Austrian Alps 
Image Credit & Copyright: Lukáš Veselý

Explanation: Do you recognize this constellation? Through the icicles and past the mountains is Orion, one of the most identifiable star groupings on the sky and an icon familiar to humanity for over 30,000 years. Orion has looked pretty much the same during the past 50,000 years and should continue to look the same for many thousands of years into the future. Orion is quite prominent in the sky this time of year, a recurring sign of (modern) winter in Earth’s northern hemisphere and summer in the south. Pictured, Orion was captured recently above the AustriaAlps in a composite of seven images taken by the same camera in the same location during the same night. Below and slightly to the right ofOrion’s three-star belt is the Orion Nebula, while the four bright stars surrounding the belt are, clockwise from the upper left, BetelgeuseBellatrixRigel, and Saiph.New: Instagram page features cool images recently submitted to APOD
Tomorrow’s picture: the cold eclipse

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!

CURRENT WEATHER WARNINGS

CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS

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