Aurora Alerts

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The below shows any current watches and alerts from the NOAA website.

The watch gives details of the highest storm level prediction per day in the watch period.  This is only a prediction of storm levels and not actual live data. You can see the current/live data HERE.

Current NOAA watch in place:

Space Weather Message Code: WATA20
Serial Number: 884
Issue Time: 2021 Feb 22 1141 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted

Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Feb 23: G1 (Minor) Feb 24: G1 (Minor) Feb 25: None (Below G1)

THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT

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

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.

The below shows what Kp number can be expected based on the storm levels predicted:

G1 Minor = Kp5, G2 Moderate = Kp6, G3 Strong = Kp7, G4 Severe = Kp8, G5 Extreme = Kp9

We are more likely to see the Aurora with a Kp above 5, however other conditions must be right for it to be seen.

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