Stunning aurora borealis display dazzles across the state
National Weather Service Duluth meteorologist Patrick Ayd spoke about the space weather phenomenon and whether we can expect more aurora in the near future.
Photos of the impressive display of aurora borealis across Minnesota on Thursday, March 23, likely filled many people's social media feeds.
Those lucky enough to view the northern lights across the sky witnessed their incredible brightness as they danced high overhead.
National Weather Service Duluth meteorologist Patrick Ayd spoke Friday about the space weather phenomenon and whether we can expect more aurora in the near future. Listen to his conversation with KAXE News Director Chelsey Perkins above.
According to the Space Weather Prediction Center website, Earth is experiencing a severe geomagnetic storm March 24. A graphic of the forecast for aurora shows at least the northern half of Minnesota within the probability range for a light show.
Back here on Earth, however, the forecast calls for increasing clouds overnight Friday. But if the northern lights were anything like last night, it’s worth a peek outside every once in awhile.
G4 (Severe) Levels Reached! If you have clear skies tonight, look for the aurora where it may be visible. pic.twitter.com/kiMh9203m0— NOAA Space Weather (@NWSSWPC) March 24, 2023