Live in Edmonton, and enjoy the northern lights? Some people at the University of Alberta set up a service that notifies you of times when the aurora is most visible, via email and Twitter. Both options are nice, but what about a way to get instant notifications? That's where IFTTT comes in.

I made an IFTTT recipe that watches their Twitter feed and sends you an SMS message whenever they tweet a medium or high level chance of the northern lights. Get it here: IFTTT Recipe: Northern lights SMS notifications connects twitter to sms