From NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, another aurora storm predicted tonight, & the next few nights:
Space Weather Message Code: WATA20
Serial Number: 617
Issue Time: 2015 Mar 29 1304 UTC
WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Mar 29: G1 (Minor) Mar 30: G1 (Minor) Mar 31: G1 (Minor)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents – Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft – Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora – Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine. ********
All of Alaska, most of Canada, and possible northern states. Kp 4 possible, maybe we’ll get lucky and see Kp 5. The time we will see lights is anytime it’s dark. Auroras come and go at times, so be patient if you don’t see anything right away. Many factors come into play before we see the lights, not just Kp level. Happy end of March!
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