Mainly sunny, a high of only -10C windcills in the in the -20C’s, winds will be moderate/high. Currently we have sun, a temperature of -11C feels like -20C, our winds are 27 km/h from the WSW and will remain steady throughout the day/evening.
Our highways in and around our area are in GOOD WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. CONTINUE TO PLAN AHEAD FOR TRAVEL ON OUR NORTHERN HIGHWAYS.
We have NO weather warnings BUT there is a MARINE WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY: Issued 11:30 AM CST 17 November 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday.Strong wind warning in effect. Wind west 20 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 early this evening and to light near noon Sunday. Wind becoming east 10 Sunday evening.
HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY!
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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 November 17
The Tarantula Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Peter Ward (Barden Ridge Observatory)Explanation: The Tarantula Nebula
, also known as 30 Doradus, is more than a thousand light-years in diameter, a giant star forming region within nearby satellite galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud
. About 180 thousand light-years away, it’s the largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of galaxies. The cosmic arachnid sprawls across this spectacular view, composed with narrowband filter data centered on emission from ionized hydrogen atoms. Within the Tarantula
(NGC 2070), intense radiation, stellar winds and supernova shocks from the central young cluster of massive stars, cataloged as R136
, energize the nebular glow and shape the spidery filaments. Around the Tarantula
are other star forming regions with young star clusters, filaments, and blown-out bubble-shaped
clouds. In fact, the frame includes the site of the closest supernova in modern times, SN 1987A
, left of center. The rich field of view spans about 1 degree or 2 full moons, in the southern constellation Dorado
. But were the Tarantula Nebula closer, say 1,500 light-years distant like the local star forming Orion Nebula
, it would take up half the sky.