Space Weather Center
by Adam Frederick & Matt Ver Steeg, WeatherEdge, Inc.

Many of the storm chasers that we know have different interests and hobbies that revolve around science. One of those is astronomy. Many times, following a day of storm chasing, I'll break out my portable telescope, and enjoy the view from the dark skies of the high plains. A large number of these links are to sites that monitor solar activity, which is the primary weather-maker here on earth. Even if you're not storm chasing, the glimpse of a beautiful aurora borealis is just as breathtaking as a dryline supercell. Enjoy!---Matt

Solar X-rays:

Geomagnetic Field:

The SOHO solar observatory
The SOHO Observatory & Images

Real Time Auroral Oval Images

Image of sun from SOHO
Current SOHO Solar Images From (High Bandwidth)

The Space Environment Center
Today's Space Weather From NOAA

University of Alberta
Real Time Auroral Monitor From The University of Alberta

Big Bear Solar Obervatory

Mount Wilson Solar Observatory

Poker Flat Research Range Aurora Website

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Storm chasing is dangerous. You could be hurt or killed in its pursuit, especially if you have little or no knowledge of severe storms and their environment. Chase hazards include but are not limited to heavy rain, flash flooding, lightning, high winds, large hail, tornadoes, and flying debris. Hydroplaning on the road and traffic accidents also occur. If you desire to chase, get informed and educated about weather. Contact your local National Weather Service Office, and enroll in a SKYWARN training class. Read and view all of the published information regarding severe weather, thunderstorms, and tornadoes that you can. You are responsible for educating yourself. Next, contact an experienced chaser in your area, and arrange to travel with them, until you've gained sufficient experience to go it alone. Even at that, veteran chasers get caught in harm's way from time to time. Play it safe. This page is for informational and educational use, and the authors disavow any responsibility for actions you may take.

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