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Aurora brings community together for light show

Geomagnetic storm lights up eastern Washington sky

COLFAX - A rare occurrence brought residents of Whitman County and Eastern Washington out on Friday, May 10, to stare up in wonder as the Aurora Borealis filled the night sky with vibrant radiating colors.

The show of nature had been reported earlier Friday, as The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement relaying updates the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center to alert of an ongoing geomagnetic storm.

Spokane National Weather Service Meterologist Laurie Nisbet said that the geomagnetic storm was originally issued as a watch,...


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