G2 Storm Watch is in effect. Kp 6 is highly possible in the next couple nights. Auroras are expected tonight and the next 2 nights. Tonight we could see Kp 5, but it may be closer to morning (daylight) in North America. Northern Europe will likely get the beginning of this storm as it will be night there.
Be ready tonight, close to the morning time! And for certain, be ready tomorrow night Oct 24/25 AS SOON AS IT GETS DARK.
Northern contiguous USA, all of Canada, and all of Alaska. If you are unsure or confused, send me a text 9073857385. You must do 2 things. Be ready to roll, and be awake! There are a lot of aurora fans in Michigan and Minnesota and Montana …the answer is yes.
CHECK THE CAMS for the weather and to see if aurora can be seen!!! Here is a link to all the cams on my list: Aurora Cams you can also check normal weather cams but most do not pick up aurora activity.
Clouds, rain, and snow are in the forecast for much of Alaska. What should you do??? Driving yourself, you must check the weather in your area. If there is any opening in the clouds at all, that is where you drive. Fairbanks, you can drive north to Olnes Pond, or further! Or, you can drive south. Sometimes North Pole has different weather even though its very close. Half way to Delta is Birch Lake, a great spot to check out the lights. Or try going all the way to Delta (about 100 miles from Fairbanks). Try looking at the weather for Nenana and Healy. Up in interior Alaska, if the Kp level is high, lights may be seen all around the sky, north and south. Look UP!!! For more detailed where to go (streets and pullouts) check out Where to Go Fairbanks. You don’t need to go anywhere fancy…you can see the aurora from anywhere, but get away from city lights.
Anchorage, try the weather north. Eagle River (up top Skyline Blvd), Wasilla, Hatcher Pass, Willow, Talkeetna, or the other way toward Glennallen. Or south, which is usually cloudy as well, but check anyway if this is your only chance. Anchorage, your weather is looking very poor, I am so sorry to report. But just in case here is a list of where to go.
Another option is to hire a guide. A quick look for the next couple nights and everyone is booked…there may be guides I did not check. Guides, you are free to tag yourself on Aurora Borealis Notifications page on facebook. Customers, look for the tags if any!