Tuesday night looking good for auroras IF the weather is clear.

We have had cloudy skies in Alaska this week and more snow is predicted. We haven’t missed much in the way of auroras.
Tuesday night/Wednesday morning the predicted aurora activity will be minor storm levels Kp 5.
This may continue onto the next night as well.
All of Alaska and most of Canada be ready for auroras.

Fairbanks weather forecast is -40 with snow, and Anchorage will be seeing -14F with snow. Bundle up and be safe!


Aside from aurora viewing, visit North Pole, Alaska for snowmobile tours and ice fishing!

Snow and clouds covering sky. Kp 2 or 3 forecast

The aurora forecast is Kp 2 or 3 for the next 3 nights.
This means that we might see low displays toward the horizon in interior Alaska,
and even lower on the horizon, if at all, from further south in the Anchorage area.
However, the weather forecast calls for clouds and snow in most of the state, so we may not be able to see anything at all.
Northern Canada also may see the lights.

Happy hunting!

Kp 5 (G1) forecast, Kp 4 happening now

A great forecast tonight, with the Kp level at 4 and forecast to 5
due to the coronal hole high speed stream.
Solid overcast in Fairbanks, North Pole, Tok, and Delta Junction.
Clearer in Anchorage and the Valley.
Kp 4 forecast continues for the next 3 nights. Alaska and Canada, be ready for auroras anytime it is dark (but typically in the middle of the night).

Some people ask me how do they see the aurora when the weather is cloudy. The answer is you must chase the aurora. The aurora is much higher than the clouds. Occasionally, your camera will photograph “green clouds” when the sky is green above the weather, in other words, the clouds take on the green hue that is above them. I don’t say where the weather is better, because that will change. Please look for yourself. If you are in Fairbanks and want to see the aurora tonight, look at the weather forecast and radar and find a place that is clear. It might be near, or it might be far. You can check out the cams to inspect the weather as well. ~Amy

Cam links:

ABN Aurora Cam, North Pole, Alaska
KickAx Cam, Wasilla, Alaska
Alaska Aurora Cam, Fairbanks, Alaska
Geo Phys Inst. Aurora Cam, Chatanika, Alaska

More cam links here

Kp 3 tonight. Jan 1/2

Straight from NOAA Space Weather, here is the aurora forecast:
Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected
to be at quiet to unsettled levels on day one (02 Jan), quiet to active
levels on day two (03 Jan) and unsettled to active levels on day three
(04 Jan).

 

Kp 3 is expected tonight, Jan 1/2. Fairbanks area will see the lights most likely,
and the Anchorage are will see the lights looking low to the horizon toward the north. Northern and middle Canada, as well.
IF the weather is clear!

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