A CIR is in progress this morning and the effects of which have aurora potential reaching areas as far south as Iowa tonight. However, because it hit so early in the day, we are still waiting to see if conditions will hold until tonight. The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), still has a G2 Watch issued which means levels could reach Kp 6. Hope for clear skies and persistent solar storm conditions to continue through tonight!
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