A Coin Toss and A Prolonged Lucky Break
What do you do when all your weather information is split almost perfectly in two between just the two highways we have running opposite directions from Yellowknife? Do you go with the evolving satellite imagery in hopes of more immediate success, or do you play the long game on overnight predictions?
We chose the former without completely overthinking it. We were able to intercept a small clear break and run with it up and down the highway over the course of four hours. A few hundred metres to just a few kilometres repeatedly made all the difference in the world tonight. Very lucky for a highway that hasn’t had a single thought or investment to support a continually increasing need for aurora viewing infrastructure.