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4455 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Aug 2022 at 6:20 PM (14 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-18 6:26:27 PM  
Oregon is:

Overcast with a slight* chance of showers overnight.

Two weeks of clear skies and the clouds moved in last night.

*In Oregon weather reports unless there is an accumulation over 0.1" posted, showers will, at best, be just enough to settle the dust on everything.
 
2022-08-18 6:32:20 PM  
If anyone has any unusual dreams about women's footwear...they better keep it to themselves, if they know what's good for them.
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2022-08-18 6:32:54 PM  
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2022-08-18 6:33:54 PM  
Seattle is completely covered with clouds, so, as usual for any Up event: READY!
 
2022-08-18 6:34:24 PM  

natazha: Oregon is:

Overcast with a slight* chance of showers overnight.

Two weeks of clear skies and the clouds moved in last night.

*In Oregon weather reports unless there is an accumulation over 0.1" posted, showers will, at best, be just enough to settle the dust on everything.


Maybe the clouds will be green/red.
 
2022-08-18 6:36:50 PM  

discrete unit: If anyone has any unusual dreams about women's footwear...they better keep it to themselves, if they know what's good for them.
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2022-08-18 6:37:50 PM  
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2022-08-18 6:42:59 PM  
Website was phone cancer. Is this tonight or what?
 
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2022-08-18 6:44:59 PM  
At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, localized entirely within your kitchen?

Steamed Hams 10 times, sync point when Chalmers says "Aurora Borealis"
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2022-08-18 6:46:43 PM  

Subtonic: Website was phone cancer. Is this tonight or what?


Website was also PC cancer; couldn't say.
 
2022-08-18 6:49:01 PM  

Subtonic: Website was phone cancer. Is this tonight or what?


From the site


The northern lights are coming south, and you may be able to see them in Pennsylvania.
Several eruptions from the sun on Sunday are headed toward Earth.
Those eruptions could cause strong geomagnetic storms as soon as Thursday, which could shift the Aurora Borealis further south.
That means if weather permits, people from Pennsylvania to Iowa and Oregon may be able to see the light show.
 
2022-08-18 6:53:16 PM  
If you're in northern Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire, or Maine you might get to actually see the aurora, south of that you'll probably see a green glow on the northern horizon if you're in a very dark area without clouds. To me it's not worth driving out to where it would be dark enough at 11pm.
 
2022-08-18 6:53:44 PM  
When I lived in AK there were a few winter nights where I pulled the car over on a dark stretch of road, got out, and stared in awe.
 
2022-08-18 6:57:23 PM  

SBinRR: When I lived in AK there were a few winter nights where I pulled the car over on a dark stretch of road, got out, and stared in awe.


In Arkansas? The was just a meth lab going up in flames.
 
2022-08-18 7:00:21 PM  
Which...pretty much guarantees that it'll be 100% clouds by 10PM through 2AM in Massachusetts
 
2022-08-18 7:00:24 PM  
had them in socal maybe 15 years back out over the mojave desert, faint pink curtains with purple fringes on the bottom. the scanner lit up cause locals thought there might be a chemical fire somewhere in the area, cops got hundreds of calls. beautiful looking north out over the desert from the mountaintop...
 
2022-08-18 7:00:44 PM  
That was one of the few cool things about growing up in small towns in MT and ND.  I got to see the northern lights quite often growing up.  Between the lack of light pollution and the northern location, they were pretty common.
 
2022-08-18 7:12:39 PM  

Subtonic: SBinRR: When I lived in AK there were a few winter nights where I pulled the car over on a dark stretch of road, got out, and stared in awe.

In Arkansas? The was just a meth lab going up in flames.


Arkansas is AR.  Alaska is AK.
 
2022-08-18 7:23:08 PM  
Da UP will be cloudy.
 
2022-08-18 7:27:17 PM  

IdentInvalid: Subtonic: SBinRR: When I lived in AK there were a few winter nights where I pulled the car over on a dark stretch of road, got out, and stared in awe.

In Arkansas? The was just a meth lab going up in flames.

Arkansas is AR.  Alaska is AK.


No. AR is American AK is Russian.
 
2022-08-18 7:27:45 PM  
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2022-08-18 7:38:18 PM  
Actually we could see lightning tonight.  Again.

Exciting.
 
2022-08-18 7:38:35 PM  
I wouldn't get too excited.  The current forecast calls for Kp around 6, which means poor odds for anybody very far below North Dakota.
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2022-08-18 7:42:16 PM  

Professor Science: I wouldn't get too excited.  The current forecast calls for Kp around 6, which means poor odds for anybody very far below North Dakota.
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2022-08-18 7:44:02 PM  

robodog: If you're in northern Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire, or Maine you might get to actually see the aurora, south of that you'll probably see a green glow on the northern horizon if you're in a very dark area without clouds. To me it's not worth driving out to where it would be dark enough at 11pm.


I lived in Toledo, Ohio in the 1970s and there was a rather significant Northern Lights display there once. Saw them again a few years later in Canada (about 400 miles north of Winnipeg), which was much more impressive.
 
2022-08-18 7:54:17 PM  
Gotta admit, seeing the AB is on my bucket list. Not likely in Ohio. Maybe a trip to Canuckistan is on the menu.
 
2022-08-18 7:58:10 PM  
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2022-08-18 8:36:45 PM  
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2022-08-18 9:08:45 PM  
Stupid clouds.
 
2022-08-18 9:22:47 PM  
For 25 years I've thought about buying a decent telescope to stargaze. Then an event like this happens to coincide with some rare Puget Sound summer cloud cover for the umpteenth gotdamm time and I buy good bourbon instead.
 
2022-08-18 9:32:37 PM  

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2022-08-18 9:59:18 PM  

MacWizard: robodog: If you're in northern Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire, or Maine you might get to actually see the aurora, south of that you'll probably see a green glow on the northern horizon if you're in a very dark area without clouds. To me it's not worth driving out to where it would be dark enough at 11pm.

I lived in Toledo, Ohio in the 1970s and there was a rather significant Northern Lights display there once. Saw them again a few years later in Canada (about 400 miles north of Winnipeg), which was much more impressive.


August of 1972?
 
2022-08-18 11:36:42 PM  
Back in the early aughts... 2002 ish? I got to see an impressive Northern Lights display from my back deck. At first it looked like the closest town to the north was lit up and was causing light pollution... but there IS no town to the north close enough to do that. Within an hour the northern half of the sky was ablaze in green shimmers, and it was glorious. Damn near bright enough to read by.  This was in Cass County in SW lower Michigan.
 
2022-08-19 1:47:26 AM  
Ah, Triffid Season is upon us I see.... or, rather, can't see......
 
2022-08-19 6:48:13 AM  

Professor Science: I wouldn't get too excited.  The current forecast calls for Kp around 6, which means poor odds for anybody very far below North Dakota.
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This.  I've lived in PA for 30 years and have heard this a dozen times.  Reminds me of going on a tinder date only to get there and get a text that they can't come out unless I buy their kid a $50 steam card.
 
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