Today’s Weather, Fire Danger Report and Highway Observation Images For Wednesday June 5th, 2019

Increasing cloudiness early this morning. 30 % chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. High 21. UV index 6 or high. Partly cloudy tonight. 30% chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 6. Currently we have increasing clouds, a temperature of 11, our winds are 8 SSE and will gust to 22 km/h throughout the day.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings at this time.

Our FIRE DANGER REMAINS AT LOW: Fires likely to be self-extinguishing and new ignitions unlikely. Any existing fires limited to smoldering in deep, drier layers.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

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Today’s Weather, Fire Danger Daily Report and Highway Observation Images For Tuesday June 4th, 2019

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this morning and risk of a thunderstorm. Clearing near noon. High 14. UV index 7 or high. Clear tonight. Becoming partly cloudy before morning. Low 6. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of 8, our winds are 19 km/h from the ESE and will gust to 25 km/h throughout the day.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings.

Our FIRE DANGER RISK is set at LOW due to our latest precipitation: Fires likely to be self-extinguishing and new ignitions unlikely. Any existing fires limited to smoldering in deep, drier layers.

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SEIS: Listening for Marsquakes 
Image Credit: NASAJPL-CaltechMars Insight

Explanation: If you put your ear to Mars, what would you hear? To find out, and to explore the unknown interior of Mars, NASA’s Insight Lander deployed SEIS late last year, a sensitive seismometer that can detect marsquakes. In early April, after hearing the wind and motions initiated by the lander itself, SEIS recorded an unprecedented event that matches what was expected for a marsquake. This event can be heard on this YouTube video. Although Mars is not thought to have tectonic plates like the Earth, numerous faults are visible on the Martian surface which likely occurred as the hot interior of Mars cooled — and continues to cool. Were strong enough marsquakes to occur, SEIS could hear their rumbles reflected from large structures internal to Mars, like a liquid core, if one exists. Pictured last week, SEIS sits quietly on the Martian surface, taking in some Sun while light clouds are visible over the horizon.Create a Distant Legacy: Send your name to Mars
Tomorrow’s picture: interstellar orion

Today’s Weather, Fire Danger Report and Highway Observation Images For Monday June 3rd, 2019

Showers ending early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 14. UV index 7 or high . Winds moderate/high. Increasing cloudiness tonight. Showers beginning after midnight. Risk of thunderstorms overnight. Low 9. Currently clouds/showers, a temperature of 8, our winds are 16 km/h from the SE and will gust to 25 km/h throughout the day.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings.

Our current FIRE DANGER has now been set to LOW : Fires likely to be self-extinguishing and new ignitions unlikely. Any existing fires limited to smoldering in deep, drier layers.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

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Stephan’s Quintet from Hubble 
Image Credit: NASAESAHubbleProcessing: Daniel Nobre

Explanation: When did these big galaxies first begin to dance? Really only four of the five of Stephan’s Quintet are locked in a cosmic tango of repeated close encounters taking place some 300 million light-years away. The odd galaxy out is easy to spot in this recently reprocessed image by the Hubble Space Telescope — the interacting galaxies, NGC 7319, 7318B, 7318A, and 7317 (left to right), have a more dominant yellowish cast. They also tend to have distortedloops and tails, grown under the influence of disruptive gravitational tides. The mostly bluish galaxy, large NGC 7320 on the lower left, is in the foreground at about 40 million light-years distant, and so is not part of the interacting group. Data and modeling indicate that NGC 7318B is a relatively new intruder. A recently-discovered halo of old red stars surrounding Stephan’s Quintet indicate that at least some of these galaxies started tangling over a billion years. Stephan’s Quintet is visible with a moderate sized-telescope toward the constellation of Winged Horse (Pegasus).Tomorrow’s picture: listening to mars

Today’s Weather, Fire Danger Report and Highway Observation Images For FRIDAY! May 31st, 2019

Clearing this morning. High 13. UV index 7 or high. Winds moderate. Clear tonight. Low 0. Currently a few clouds, temperature of 4, our winds are calm but will increase to 12 km/h throughout the day.

Currently we have NO weather warnings BUT WE DO HAVE A MARINE WEATHER/WIND WARNING AT THIS TIME: Winds Issued 03:00 AM CDT 31 May 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday. Strong wind warning in effect.Wind northeast 20 knots diminishing to north 10 early this morning then becoming light early this evening. Wind becoming northwest 10 overnight then becoming light Saturday morning. Wind becoming north 10 Saturday afternoon.

Our FIRE DANGER REMAINS AT “VERY HIGH” : High-intensity fire with partial to full crown involvement. Head fire conditions beyond the ability of ground crews; air attack with retardant required to effectively attack fire’s head.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY! AND WEEKEND BE SAFE WHEN CAMPING!

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Lynds Dark Nebula 1251 
Image Credit & Copyright:Francesco Sferlazza, Franco Sgueglia, Astro Brallo

Explanation: Stars are forming in Lynds Dark Nebula (LDN) 1251. About 1,000 light-years away and drifting above the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, the dusty molecular cloud is part of a complex of dark nebulae mapped toward theCepheus flare region. Across the spectrum, astronomical explorations of the obscuring interstellar clouds reveal energetic shocks and outflows associated with newborn stars, including the telltale reddish glow from scattered Herbig-Haroobjects seen in this sharp image. Distant background galaxies also lurk on the scene, visually buried behind the dusty expanse. The deep telescopic field of view imaged with broadband filters spans about two full moons on the sky, or 17 light-years at the estimated distance of LDN 1251.Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend

Today’s Weather, Fire Danger Report and Highway Observation Images For Thursday May 30th, 2019

Sunny today, high 12. UV index 7 or high . Winds moderate/high. Partly cloudy tonight, becoming clear after midnight. Hazy. Low 3. Currently increasing clouds,temperature 11, winds are 11 km.h from the ESE and will increase to 20 km/h throughout the day.

Currently we have NO weather warnings WE DO HAVE A MARINE WIND WARNING FOR THE LAKE TODAY:

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Issued 03:00 AM CDT 30 May 2019 Today Tonight and Friday.Strong wind warning in effect.Wind east 15 knots diminishing to light late this afternoon then increasing to northeast 20 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northeast 10 Friday morning then backing to northwest 10 Friday afternoon. Wind becoming light Friday evening.

Our FIRE DANGER REMAINS AT VERY HIGH: : High-intensity fire with partial to full crown involvement. Head fire conditions beyond the ability of ground crews; air attack with retardant required to effectively attack fire’s head.

Highways are clear and normal driving conditions

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Sunrise at Copernicus Crater 
Image Credit & Copyright:Sage Gray

Explanation: A prominent impact site anchored in the lunar Oceanus Procellarum, Copernicus crater is at the center of this telescopic portrait in light and shadow. Caught in stacked and sharpened video frames recorded on April 14 at 3:30am UTC, the lunar terminator, or boundary between night and day, cuts across the middle of the 93 kilometer diameter crater. Sunlight is just beginning to strike its tall western walls but doesn’t yet shine on lower terrain nearby, briefly extending the crater’s outline into the lunar nightside. At that moment standing at Copernicus crater you could watch the sunrise, an event that happens at Copernicus every 29.5 days. Of course that corresponds to a lunar month or a lunation, the time between consecutive Full Moons, as seen from planet Earth.Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space

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Our FIRE DANGER REMAINS AT “VERY HIGH” and INCREASING: High-intensity fire with partial to full crown involvement. Head fire conditions beyond the ability of ground crews; air attack with retardant required to effectively attack fire’s head.

Today’s Weather, Fire Danger Report and Highway Observation Images For Wednesday May 29th, 2019

Sunny early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30% chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon. Hazy, high 14. UV index 6 or high. Partly cloudy tonight Low 3. Currently a few clouds, a temperature of 11, our winds are calm but will increase to 10 km/h gusting to 20 km/h by the evening.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings.

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Our FIRE DANGER REMAINS AT “VERY HIGH” and INCREASING: High-intensity fire with partial to full crown involvement. Head fire conditions beyond the ability of ground crews; air attack with retardant required to effectively attack fire’s head.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

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M95: Spiral Galaxy with an Inner Ring 
Image Credit: NASAESAHubbleESO, Amateur Data; Processing & Copyright: Robert Gendler & Roberto Colombari

Explanation: Why do some spiral galaxies have a ring around the center? First and foremost, M95 is one of the closer examples of a big and beautiful barred spiral galaxy. Visible in the featured combination of images from Hubble and several ground based telescopes are sprawling spiral arms delineated by open clusters of bright blue stars, lanes of dark dust, the diffuse glow of billions of faint stars, and a short bar across the galaxy center. What intrigues many astronomers, however, is the circumnuclear ring around the galaxy center visible just outside the central bar. Although the long term stability of this ring remains a topic of research, observations indicate its present brightness is at least enhanced by transient bursts of star formation. M95, also known as NGC 3351, spans about 50,000 light-years, lies about 30 million light years away, and can be seen with a small telescope toward the constellation of the Lion (Leo).Almost Hyperspace: Random APOD Generator
Tomorrow’s picture: open space

INCREASED FIRE DANGER

OUR FIRE DANGER HAS BEEN INCREASED TO VERY HIGH. PLEASE TAKE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN HANDLING AND USING FLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES:

High-intensity fire with partial to full crown involvement. Head fire conditions beyond the ability of ground crews; air attack with retardant required to effectively attack fire’s head.

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Today’s Weather, Fire Danger Report and Highway Observation Images For Tuesday May 28th, 2019

Sunny today, becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Hazy. Winds moderate, high 22. UV index 6 or high. Clear tonight, low 8. Currently clear sky’s, a temperature of 11, our winds are 2 km/h and will increase to 10 km/h throughout the day.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings.

Our current FIRE DANGER REMAINS AT HIGH AND IS INCREASING: Moderate to vigorous surface fire with intermittent crown involvement. Challenging for ground crews to handle; heavy equipment (bulldozers, tanker trucks, aircraft) often required to contain fire.

HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!

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Stars, Dust, and Gas near NGC 3572 
Image Credit & Copyright: Andrew Campbell

Explanation: Star formation can be colorful. This chromatic cosmic portrait features glowing gas and dark dust near some recently formed stars of NGC 3572, a little-studied star cluster near the Carina Nebula. Stars from NGC 3572 are visible near the bottom of the image, while the expansive gas cloud above is likely what remains of their formation nebula. The image‘s striking hues were created by featuring specific colors emitted by hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, andblending them with images recorded through broadband filters in red, green, and blue. This nebula near NGC 3572 spans about 100 light years and lies about 9,000 light years away toward the southern constellation of the Ship’s Keel (Carina). Within a few million years the pictured gas will likely disperse, while gravitational encounters will likely disperse the cluster stars over about a billion years.Astrophysicists: Browse 1,900+ codes in the Astrophysics Source Code Library
Tomorrow’s picture: famous spiral

Today’s Weather, Fire Danger Report and Highway Observation Images For Monday May 27th, 2019

Sunny today, winds moderate, high 19. UV index 6 or high. A few clouds tonight, low 6. Currently clear sky’s, a temperature of 7, winds are 11 km/h gusting to 19 km/h throughout the day.

There are NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings

Our FIRE DANGER HAS RISEN TO “HIGH”OR “YELLOW” : Moderate to vigorous surface fire with intermittent crown involvement. Challenging for ground crews to handle; heavy equipment (bulldozers, tanker trucks, aircraft) often required to contain fire.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

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A Volcano of Fire under a Milky Way of Stars 
Image Credit & Copyright: Diego Rizzo

Explanation: Sometimes it’s hard to decide which is more impressive — the land or the sky. On the land of the featured image, for example, the Volcano of Fire (Volcán de Fuego) is seen erupting topped by red-hot, wind-blown ash and with streams of glowing lava running down its side. Lights from neighboring towns are seen through a thin haze below. In the sky, though, the central plane of our Milky Way Galaxy runs diagonally from the upper left, with a fleetingmeteor just below, and the trail of a satellite to the upper right. The planet Jupiter also appears toward the upper left, with the bright star Antares just to its right. Much of the land and the sky were captured together in a single, well-timed, 25-second exposure taken in mid-April from the side of Fuego‘s sister volcano Acatenango in Guatemala. The image of the meteor, though, was captured in a similar frame taken about 30 minutes earlier — when the volanic eruption was not as photogenic — and added later digitally.Follow APOD on: InstagramFacebookReddit, or Twitter
Tomorrow’s picture: stars, gas, and dust