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  • Current Northern Lights Status

    We want all 3 points in our numbered list below to be in a red font in order to assume there are good visible auroras occuring right now (in MN).
    Bz & Solar Wind update every minute. Kp updates every 5 minutes, forecasts every 15 minutes. Hit Refresh for updated data.

    Current Northern Lights Conditions:
    1. Kp: 3.00 [want 5+ in MN. See map]
    2. Bz: 0.8 nT [want < -3]
    3. Solar Wind: 403.4 km s-1 [want > 550]

    - Moonset
    - Infrared Satellite
    - Current Moon Phase

    Short term Kp Forecast**:

    • Kp at 13:15Z is expected to be 2.67
    • Kp at 13:30Z is expected to be 2.33
    • Kp at 13:45Z is expected to be 3.33
    • Kp at 14:00Z is expected to be 3.00

      --- 4 Hour Forecast ---
    • Kp at 17:00Z is expected to be 2.67

    ** The Wing Kp Geomag Activity Index updates every 15 minutes with a short term forecast which is useful for determining what the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) activity may be like over the next hour or so. It is also useful to anticipate a short term trend in activity from whatever it is currently at. This data is prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA & Space Weather Prediction Center. However, I did take the liberty to skew the forecast numbers by initializing off the latest observation when the observation and first forecast a few minutes away don't match up. So only the forecasted trend is utilized and applied to the latest observation. This method seems more accurate.

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    F5Weather has 2 full time forecasters providing winter weather forecasts for snow removal companies across the Twin Cities. We focus on precipitation type, timing & amounts important to your operations.

    We monitor the next 10 days for a heads-up in advance of the next system. Detailed forecasts are emailed as needed with a easy to read 10-day calendar and more in-depth discussion. Critical pre-storm text messages are sent about 12 hours before the storm with the latest short-term details.

    We are a provider of model data to meteorologists. So we have access to all the high-end models that many meteorologists don't use because of the expense of obtaining that information. This includes a custom high-res model we run in-house called TTM. At an extreme resolution of 2.7km, we can accurately pinpoint precipitation start and end times, precip type and amounts with greater accuracy.

    So why choose F5Weather?

      • We're hyper focused on snow storms hitting the Twin Cities
      • You get 2 forecasters focused on Snow Removal specifically
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