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TASTAS WAWA NTNT SASA VICVIC ACTACT NSWNSW QLDQLD
 Current - Tasmainan Statewide - Warnings:   Provided by The Bureau of Meteorology
 Current - Storm Monitor - Tracker:   Provided by HRVistweather.com
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 Current - Tasmainan Statewide - Fire Related Alert Summaries:   Provided by The Tasmanian Fire Service (TFS)

    • No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Farrells Road, Reedy Marsh Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:59:22 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Farrells Road, Reedy Marsh
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 2.3 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8719
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:59:22 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Swanston Road, SWANSTON Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:15:55 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: S
      LOCATION: Swanston Road, SWANSTON
      STATUS: Going
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: Not Available
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/222794
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:15:55 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Gillies Road, Saint Marys Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:55 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Gillies Road, Saint Marys
      STATUS: Going
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 38 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8582
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:55 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Midland Highway, Conara Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:30:23 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Midland Highway, Conara
      STATUS: Going
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 189 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8532
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:30:23 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Oakfords Road, Wattle Grove Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:55:08 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: S
      LOCATION: Oakfords Road, Wattle Grove
      STATUS: Going
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 6 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8464
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:55:08 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Lemont Road, Lemont Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:28:54 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: S
      LOCATION: Lemont Road, Lemont
      STATUS: Under Control
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 15 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8494
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:28:54 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Tasman Highway, Runnymede, Buckland and Woodsdale Rd Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:28:06 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: S
      LOCATION: Tasman Highway, Runnymede, Buckland and Woodsdale Rd
      STATUS: Going
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 1401 Heactares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8528
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:28:06 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Wilmot Road, Forth Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:53:12 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: NW
      LOCATION: Wilmot Road, Forth
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: Not reported
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8497
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:53:12 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Gladstone Road, Pioneer Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:52:55 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Gladstone Road, Pioneer
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: Not reported
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8498
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:52:55 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Woods Lake Dam, Interlaken Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:44:05 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: S
      LOCATION: Woods Lake Dam, Interlaken
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 18 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8512
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:44:05 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Hays Lagoon, Emita Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:21:42 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Hays Lagoon, Emita
      STATUS: Under Control
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 6 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8509
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:21:42 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Hogans Road, Mathinna Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:03:24 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Hogans Road, Mathinna
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 40 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8318
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:03:24 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Mud Walls Road, COLEBROOK Sun, 9 Nov 2014 05:55:32 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: S
      LOCATION: Mud Walls Road, COLEBROOK
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: HAZMAT
      SIZE: Not Available
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/222399
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 05:55:32 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Gardens Road, Binalong Bay Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:59:13 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Gardens Road, Binalong Bay
      STATUS: Under Control
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 98 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8248
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:59:13 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Treloggins Track / Stieglitz Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:32:41 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Treloggins Track / Stieglitz
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 155 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/7572
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:32:41 +1100

    Space Weather Observations, Alerts, and Forecast

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    3-day Solar-Geophysical Forecast Updated 2014 Nov 20 2200 UTC

    
    Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
    SDF Number 324 Issued at 2200Z on 20 Nov 2014
    
    
    IA.  Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 19/2100Z to
    20/2100Z: Solar activity has been at low levels for the past 24 hours.
    The largest solar event of the period was a C7 event observed at
    20/0641Z from Region 2216 (S13E68). There are currently 5 numbered
    sunspot regions on the disk.
    
    IB.  Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low with
    a chance for M-class flares and a slight chance for an X-class flare on
    days one, two, and three (21 Nov, 22 Nov, 23 Nov).
    
    
    IIA.  Geophysical Activity Summary 19/2100Z to 20/2100Z: The geomagnetic
    field has been at quiet to active levels for the past 24 hours. Solar
    wind speed, as measured by the ACE spacecraft, reached a peak speed of
    434 km/s at 20/0506Z. Total IMF reached 7 nT at 20/1535Z. The maximum
    southward component of Bz reached -6 nT at 20/0923Z. Electrons greater
    than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 1734 pfu.
    
    IIB.  Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected
    to be at quiet to active levels on days one and three (21 Nov, 23 Nov)
    and quiet to unsettled levels on day two (22 Nov). Protons have a slight
    chance of crossing threshold on days one, two, and three (21 Nov, 22
    Nov, 23 Nov).
    
    
    III.  Event probabilities 21 Nov-23 Nov
    Class M    30/30/30
    Class X    10/10/10
    Proton     10/10/10
    PCAF       green
    
    
    IV.  Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
    Observed           20 Nov 168
    Predicted   21 Nov-23 Nov 170/175/175
    90 Day Mean        20 Nov 147
    
    
    V.  Geomagnetic A Indices
    Observed Afr/Ap 19 Nov  006/005
    Estimated Afr/Ap 20 Nov  010/012
    Predicted Afr/Ap 21 Nov-23 Nov  012/012-009/010-009/012
    
    
    VI.  Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 21 Nov-23 Nov
    A.  Middle Latitudes
    Active                30/25/30
    Minor Storm           10/05/10
    Major-severe storm    01/01/01
    B.  High Latitudes
    Active                15/15/15
    Minor Storm           30/30/30
    Major-severe storm    40/30/40
    
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    The sun is constantly monitored for sun spots and coronal mass ejections. EIT (Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope) images the solar atmosphere at several wavelengths, and therefore, shows solar material at different temperatures. In the images taken at 304 Angstrom the bright material is at 60,000 to 80,000 degrees Kelvin. In those taken at 171 Angstrom, at 1 million degrees. 195 Angstrom images correspond to about 1.5 million Kelvin, 284 Angstrom to 2 million degrees. The hotter the temperature, the higher you look in the solar atmosphere.


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    Auroral Activity Extrapolated from NOAA POES


    Northern Hemi Auroral Map
    Current Northern hemispheric power input map
    Southern Hemi Auroral Map
    Current Southern hemispheric power input map

    Instruments on board the NOAA Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) continually monitor the power flux carried by the protons and electrons that produce aurora in the atmosphere. SWPC has developed a technique that uses the power flux observations obtained during a single pass of the satellite over a polar region (which takes about 25 minutes) to estimate the total power deposited in an entire polar region by these auroral particles. The power input estimate is converted to an auroral activity index that ranges from 1 to 10.



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    GEOSTAT
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    AusDst-Index
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    Geomagnetic
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    Geomagnetic Alert
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    Estimated K-Index Plot - for Hobart area.

    Estimated K-Index Plot

    You can also view the Estimated K-Index Plot at IPS (Ionospheric Prediction Service) and select your location.



    Map courtesy of NOAA - OVATION Aurora - Prime Model

    Sky Cam - Cades Observatory, Kingston, TAS, Australia.

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    N3KL Solar Activity Monitor

    Solar X-rays:

    Geomagnetic Field:
    Status
    Status
     
    From n3kl.org

    About the Solar X-ray status monitor

    The X-ray Solar status monitor downloads data periodically from the NOAA Space Environment Center FTP server. The previous 24 hours of 5 minute Long-wavelength X-ray data from each satellite (GOES 8 and GOES 10) is analyzed, and an appropriate level of activity for the past 24 hours is assigned as follows:

    Status
    Normal: Solar X-ray flux is quiet (< 1.00e-6 W/m^2)

    Status
    Active: Solar X-ray flux is active (>= 1.00e-6 W/m^2)

    Status
    M Class Flare: An M Class flare has occurred (X-ray flux >= 1.00e-5 W/m^2)

    Status
    X Class Flare: An X Class flare has occurred (X-ray flux >= 1.00e-4 W/m^2)

    Status
    Mega Flare: An unprecedented X-ray event has occurred (X-ray flux >= 1.00e-3 W/m^2)
    The designation "Mega Flare" was chosen by Kevin Loch when the status monitor was created on March 4, 1999.
    There is no "official" designation for flares in this range.


    About the Geomagnetic Field status monitor

    The Geomagnetic Field status monitor downloads data periodically from the NOAA FTP server. The previous 24 hours of 3 hour Planetary Kp Index data is analyzed and an appropriate level of activity for the past 24 hours is assigned as follows:

    Status
    Quiet: the Geomagnetic Field is quiet (Kp < 4)

    Status
    Active: the Geomagnetic Field has been unsettled (Kp=4)

    Status
    Storm: A Geomagnetic Storm has occurred (Kp>4)


    ABC 7.30 Report about Aurora Chasing in Tasmania.

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    Aurora Australis from Tasmania

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    Aurora Australis from Space

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    What Causes an Aurora


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    Aurora over ANARESAT radome at Davis

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