ANOTHER great forecast tonight, current Kp level is 4

I feel like I should just cut and paste the last couple of posts. Tonight is yet another night of potential aurora storms. The current Kp level is 4. In a nutshell, this means great auroras for Alaska. As soon as it gets dark, we should be seeing lights. Be ready!!

The past couple of nights were forecast great, but only “typical” bands of aurora were seen, and not at storm level.

More auroras! G1 storm watch tonight

More auroras tonight! A G1 storm watch is in effect. The temperatures in the interior are still pretty brutal, so make sure you have the right clothing and emergency gear when heading out. Happy Friday night, everyone!

NOAA Space Wx Alerts timeline

Aurora Alert! Kp 4. Expect lights tonight.

Copied from NOAA Space Weather:
Space Weather Message Code: ALTK04
Serial Number: 1759
Issue Time: 2015 Jan 29 1945 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 4
Threshold Reached: 2015 Jan 29 1942 UTC
Synoptic Period: 1800-2100 UTC

Active Warning: Yes

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents – Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora – Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

Europe is mostly cloudy in the areas of the aurora oval. Current Kp level is 4. We are expecting 4 as well when it gets dark. Those in the northern part of North America may see the lights. This goes for Tasmania as well, when it’s dark.

active tonight, storm levels Thurs & Fri night!

More auroras coming! NOAA Space Weather has issued a G1 Storm Alert! This Thursday and Friday night be ready for the lights. Hopefully, we will see at least a slight rise in temperatures. It is quite painful to be out in -40 to -50 temps! But some aurora chasers do it! Enjoy the latest photos on the front page of this website or on facebook.

Tonight: active
Thurs: possible storm levels (Kp 4)
Fri: possible storm levels (Kp 4)

Updates will follow as we get closer to the events.

Last night’s aurora were in the form of many curves:

Jan 28 2015 auroras

WordPress theme: Kippis 1.15
eXTReMe Tracker