There may be snow in the air! A system is approaching our area that could bring some snow our way. Cloudy for today with a chance of showers this morning into the afternoon then flurries for this evening into the over night hours with moderate to high winds and a high of only 5C. THERE IS A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR OUR AREA. Currently we have overcast sky’s, a temperature of 4C, our winds are from the NE at 5 km/h increasing to 30 km/h by this afternoon/evening.
We do have a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT from Environment Canada and we also have a MARINE WIND WARNING for the LAKE today and tomorrow. PLEASE SEE THE WEATHER WARNINGS HERE.
HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY.
4:50 AM CDT Wednesday 25 October 2017
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Grand Rapids and Easterville
A low pressure system remains on track to bring rain, strong winds and eventually snow to much of southern Manitoba tonight into Thursday.
A generally cloudy day over most of the province will give way to rain tonight as the system pushes into southern Manitoba. The rain will gradually become mixed with and then eventually change to snow either overnight or on Thursday as colder air works it’s way southward. The rain or snow will be accompanied by strong northerly winds tonight through Thursday, with the temperature hovering just above the freezing mark. Highest snowfall totals will be in the Parklands area, where 5-10 cm of wet snow is forecast and more possible over the higher terrain. Decreasing amounts are expected further south. Winnipeg will likely see some wet snow, but little accumulation is expected, although areas further west along the Trans-Canada could see a few cm on the ground by Thursday evening. The low will move out of the province Thursday evening.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports using #MBStorm.
Issued 03:00 AM CDT 25 October 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Strong wind warning in effect. Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to north 10 late this morning then becoming light early this afternoon. Wind increasing to east 15 early this evening and to northeast 20 late this evening. Wind increasing to northeast 30 overnight then diminishing to north 20 Thursday afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 Thursday evening.
Marius Hills and a Hole in the Moon
Image Credit: NASA, Lunar Orbiter 2; Inset: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Explanation:
Could humans live beneath the surface of the Moon? This intriguing possibility was bolstered in 2009 when Japan’s Moon-orbiting SELENE spacecraft
imaged a curious hole beneath the Marius Hills region on the Moon, possibly a skylight
to an underground lava tube. Follow-up observations
by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
(LRO) indicated that the Marius Hills Hole
(MHH) visually extends down nearly 100 meters and is several hundred meters wide. Most recently, ground penetrating radar data from SELENE
has been re-analyzed to reveal
a series of intriguing second echoes — indicators that the extensive lava tubes exist under Marius Hills might extend down even kilometers and be large enough to house cities. Such tubes
could shelter a future Moon colony
from large temperature swings, micro-meteor impact
s, and harmful solar radiation
. Potentially, underground lava tubes
might even be sealed to contain breathable
air. These lava tubes
likely formed when lunar volcanos were active billions of years ago. Pictured, the surface of Marius Hills
region was captured in the 1960s by NASA’s Lunar Orbiter
2 mission, while an inset image of the MHH is shown from NASA’s continuing LRO. Several volcanic dome
s are visible, while Marius Crater
is visible on the upper right.
Tomorrow’s picture: open space