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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Heads Up - Aurora forecast for tonight is strong. Thursday 17 Jan


The aurora forecast for tonight is pretty good. 4/10

It might be visible to Vancouver or Great Falls, MT.

http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/NorthAmerica/2013/01/17

So I wish you clear skies and Aurora opportunities.

Scott






Jan 17, 2013 at 05:26 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Heads Up - Aurora forecast for tonight is strong. Thursday 17 Jan


We got low clouds and snow, snow, snow.

We need the snow desperately, but could it at least do it when the Aurora is quiet?

Hope you have clear skies in your area.



Jan 17, 2013 at 05:32 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Heads Up - Aurora forecast for tonight is strong. Thursday 17 Jan


Reports coming in of visible Aurora in Scotland and Tasmania.

And it is still snowing here.



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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Heads Up - Aurora forecast for tonight is strong. Thursday 17 Jan


Thanks for posting Scott. I'll have to save this website for when I have a vehicle with working headlights so I can head out :P

What strength rating do you need for the aurora to be visible around Calgary? Seems it is visible in Edmonton at 4/10 which is great!



Jan 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Heads Up - Aurora forecast for tonight is strong. Thursday 17 Jan


Mr Grimm:

Short answer is that 3/10 usually results in northern lights pictures in Calgary from my experience but usually only 1/2 hour in the night for 50% of the nights. But 4/10 is better so if you skies are clear and you are out of town and you sit and wait for 3 hours in the dark, I would say you have a 50/50 chance tonight.

Click the map of North America on the site for your specific foreast (as opposed to Alaska)

You decide if its worth it.

Google aurora watch at UofAlbert for a more specific forecast to Edmonton. But my experience is that aurora watch from UoAlberta is good for short term (1 hour forecasts) and U of Alaska is good for longer term forecasting (day or 2 ahead).

But don't throw rocks at my house, if you sit in the dark freezing an see nothing.

Both UofAlaska and UofAlberta have a auto-email alert to you, if you sign up.

Scott



Jan 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Heads Up - Aurora forecast for tonight is strong. Thursday 17 Jan


Maybe I should take a walk tonight. We have clear skies

Kristine



Jan 18, 2013 at 12:37 AM





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