A Geomagnetic Storm Watch has been issued for western Washington by the National Weather Service which suggests there’s a greater likelihood of seeing the aurora borealis in our region over subsequent few nights.
While our local weather could also be entering a quiet period, the weather on the surface of the sun is showing signs of becoming quite active. Geomagnetic storms are going to be increasingly more likely within the days to return , especially on Monday, which can only help to reinforce our viewing of the northern lights .
The good news is, cloudy skies and rain are expected to remain away for many of the week giving us a transparent few of the aurora borealis . For the simplest chance of seeing the northern lights , looking towards the north Monday night.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says geomagnetic storms are caused by a really efficient exchange of energy from the solar radiation into the space environment surrounding our planet.