A few clouds, colder with low to moderate winds and a high of only -13C for this morning into early afternoon, then some light snow will begin total amounts of 1-4cm by the overnight hours. The weekend looks the same with no snow and some warmer temperatures. Currently we have a some cloud, a temperature of -15C feels like -22C with our moderate windchill, our winds are from the ESE at 13 km/h and will increase to 20 km/h throughout the day/evening/overnight.
There are no weather or marine wind warnings for our area at this time.
Our highways are in good winter driving conditions now but will change to snow covered and slippery by late this afternoon when the light snow will begins. Please plan ahead for winter driving.
HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY AND WEEKEND!
CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS
Geminids of the North
Image Credit & Copyright: Yin Hao Explanation: Earth’s annual
Geminid meteor shower did not disappoint as our fair planet plowed through
dust from active asteroid
3200 Phaethon. Captured in this northern hemisphere
nightscape, the meteors stream away from the shower’s radiant in Gemini
. To create the image, 37 individual frames recording meteor streaks were taken over period of 8.5 hours during the night of December 12/13. In the final composite they were selected and registered against the starry sky above a radio telescope dish of MUSER
, a solar-dedicated radio telescope array at astronomically-named Mingantu Station
in Inner Mongolia, China, about 400 kilometers from Beijing. Sirius, alpha star of Canis Major, shines brightly just above the radio dish and the Milky Way stretches toward the zenith. Yellowish Betelgeuse is a standout in Orion
to the right of the northen Milky Way. The shower’s radiant is at top left, high above the horizon near Castor and Pollux
the twin stars of Gemini. The radiant effect is due to perspective as the parallel meteor tracks appear
to converge in the distance. Gemini’s meteors enter Earth’s atmosphere traveling at about 22 kilometers per second.
Submitted to APOD: Best images (so far) of the Geminid Meteor Shower 2017.
Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend