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[View the story "Rare Aurora Lights the Night Sky" on Storify]Rare Aurora Lights the Night SkyLucky night owls saw the Northern Lights on Sunday night in the Great Lakes and in Canada.Storified by Accu Weather · Mon, Oct 08 2012 07:11:23Lucky night owls saw the Northern Lights on Sunday night in the Great Lakes and in Canada.Many thanks to Sarah D'Angelo for this ...FacebookHere's a link for warnings about space weather put out by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasting coming auroras: Space Weather Alerts and Warnings TimelineA Table of SWPC Alerts and Warnings and Descriptions of SWPC Alerts with helpful user information are online. Also available are NOAA Sca...Good space conditions for an aurora are hard to forecast. Other than analyzing satellite information, looking at the strength of the solar wind and proton density can help indicate the strength a geomagnetic storm. The stronger the geomagnetic storm, the more likely viewers would be able to see the Northern Lights farther south than usual.The most difficult part of forecasting whether a CME will have an impact on the Earth is the arrival time. However, AccuWeather.com Astronomy blogger Mark Paquette said that a rule of thumb is it usually takes 36-48 hours to reach the Earth.Northern Lights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaNorthern Lights is a common name for the Aurora Borealis (Polar Aurorae) in the Northern Hemisphere. Northern Light or Northern Lights ...Check out this awesome picture of the Northern Lights from viewer Justin. He said it was the best yet this year! http://twitpic.com/b28rm3Matt HoffmanAurora: Sun's Shimmering Energy Shocks Earth's Magnetic Field http://oak.ctx.ly/r/u2pSPACE.comPretty green lights #yeg #summeryeg #edmonton #northernlights #night #explorealberta #canada #explorecanada #alberta #ohcanada #dark #picoftheday #niceshot #instapic #pictureoftheday #awesome #pretty #beautifulD YA nice northern lights show is currently underway. Very bright at times. I captured this photo about 15 minutes ago http://yfrog.com/ocbajcpwaloxI finally saw the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) last night! I wondered if I would ever see them (other than in pictures), and sure enough, Mother Nature put on a spectacular show! "Amazing" just doesn't begin to describe it. Something else to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving day.Joan RichardNow I know why the football game kept scrambling & cutting out yesterday-it was solar flares. there were lots of Northern lights last night.Vickie GrayGot a rare treat last night coming through the Rocky Mountains. Started seeing green light and as I crested a pretty tall peak there in the sky was the northern lights...it BLEW MY MIND and I had to pull over to watch it...one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Then I hit an elk going down the mountain... And that kind of ruined the mood.Russell McClendonEdmonton northern lights #unreal #beautiful #northernlights #yegJerilyn MNorthern lights over Edmonton #yeg #summeryeg #edmonton #northernlights #night #explorealberta #canada #explorecanada #alberta #ohcanada #dark #picoftheday #niceshot #instapic #pictureoftheday #awesome #pretty #beautifulD YAnd an awesome photo from Norway:The northern lights #volcano #norway #northernlights #bucketlisttessaarkell
Storified by Accu Weather · Mon, Oct 08 2012 07:11:23
Cool and unsettled weather will continue across the Northeast through late week.
Relief is on the way for portions of the Plains that are in the grips of the ongoing drought.
A tropical wave west of the Cape Verde Islands looks like it could be the next named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin.
It was a rather active past few days with tornadoes, flash flooding, and damaging winds targeting many communities from Tennessee to Massachusetts and in Colorado.
A pair of tropical threats will target areas from China and Taiwan to Guam this week.
Following the thunderstorms of early in the week, the Nation's Capital will see cooler and less humid air midweek.
Gulf Coast (1995)
Tropical storm Dean entered the Texas coast
near Galveston, TX. Galveston reported a
wind gust of 51 mph, but just 0.54" of rain.
Coastal roads were flooded across Louisiana.
Las Vegas, NV (1998)
2.50 inches of rain in 1 hour.
Greenville, SC (2004)
Heavy rain causes nearby river to crest at
19.2 feet, the second highest crest ever.