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Forecast is great tonight

This is an aurora alert for tonight and tomorrow. G1 and/or G2 storm incoming! Northern lights may be seen as far south as the northern states. All of Canada and Alaska be ready for lights tonight. When should you head out? When it is dark!How long should you wait for the aurora to be seen?…

The CME never arrived

Well that was a bust forecast! An excellent forecast for several nights turned into a no-show for the coronal mass ejection (CME). The North Pole webcam did capture a pretty big, but short show on Sept 1 unrelated to the CME, but was due to a nice sustained negative Bz. You can watch the cam’s…

CHHSS incoming. Rain in AK.

The aurora forecast is looking good for auroras due to the coronal hole high speed stream. Aurora has been seen the last few nights north of Fairbanks, AK where it was clearer. Tonight (Tues) thru Thurs is looking good for auroras for northern latitudes. Rain in Fairbanks and Anchorage continues to block the sky. Aurora…

Rain and more rain

Aurora season started a couple weeks ago, as it gets dark at night now, although very briefly. As we get closer to September, the far north becomes more and more dark at night. The aurora has been present, but it has been so cloudy and rainy in both Fairbanks and Anchorage, that we only saw…