Tag: weather

Surprisingly strong geomagnetic storm

Knowing that a solar wind stream was heading for Earth, forecasters predicted a geomagnetic storm last night. However, they didn’t predict it would be so strong, a G3-class event

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GEO Quarterly magazine available for download

The September PDF of the weather satellite magazine GEO Quarterly produced by the Group for Earth Observation now available for free download

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Geomagnetic storm predicted

NOAA forecasters say there is a 65% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Sept. 27th, increasing to 80% on Sept. 28th, as a stream of high-speed solar wind buffets our planet’s magnetic field

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Solar wind stream sparks geomagnetic storm

Earth is entering a stream of high-speed solar wind flowing from a hole in the sun’s atmosphere

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Hurricane Watch Net Currently Not Active but Still Eyeing José

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) suspended operations for Hurricanes Irma, José, and Katia on September 11 at 2100 UTC, after being continuously active for more than 6 days, said HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV. Now, Hurricane José, a Category 1 storm, is the sole storm in the HWN’s sights.

“We remain at Alert Level 2 — Monitoring Mode,” Graves said. “People along the US East Coast should closely monitor this storm, as they could possibly be affected early next week.”

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Moderate Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has issued a moderate (G2) geomagnetic storm watch for September 13. A coronal hole high-speed stream, originating from a recurrent, positive polarity coronal hole on the Sun’s surface, prompted the prediction. Minor (G1) geomagnetic storming is possible on September 14.


It’s been a turbulent time on the…

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Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net Requests Clear Frequencies

With the passage of Hurricane Irma, radio amateurs in the Eastern Caribbean have been extremely busy passing information into and out of the affected area, Eric Mackie, 9Z4CP, told ARRL.

“The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net (CEWN) has been facilitating this exercise,” Mackie said. “We have however, been experiencing QRM from stateside stations from time to time.”

Mackie said the CEWN is askin…

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Ham radio Irma response continues

The ARRL say the amateur radio volunteer response to the historic hurricane Irma continues

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Solar flare causes ‘Ground Level Event’

Sunday’s powerful X8-class solar flare from departing sunspot AR2673 accelerated a swarm of protons toward Earth, producing a strong solar radiation storm and a ‘ground level event’ (GLE)
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Another major solar flare on Sept. 10th

Departing sunspot AR2673 erupted again on Sept.10th (1606 UT), producing a major X8-class solar flare

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Space Weather Prediction Center Says Solar Phenomena May Continue

The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) said today that G4 (Severe) geomagnetic storm levels were observed at 2350 UTC on September 7 and again at 0151 UTC and 1304 UTC on September 8, due to the effects of a coronal mass ejection (CME). A G3 (Strong) or greater warning was in effect until 1500 UTC today.

Solar flares have adversely affected HF nets attempting to gather information on the thr…

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Solar Flares Spark Radio Blackouts, Auroral Displays Possible

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has issued a strong (G3) geomagnetic storm watch for September 7 through September 9. The SWPC said the watch for September 7 remains in effect due to the arrival of a coronal mass ejection (CME) and the effects of a CME on September 4.

“Additionally, a G3 watch is now in effect for the 8 and 9 September UTC days in anticipation of the arrival of ano…

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Hurricane Irma – Florida radio hams requested to help

ARRL West Central Florida Section Manager Darrell Davis, KT4WX, reports that Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) teams have been requested to provide communication support at evacuation shelters in Highlands, Hillsborough, and Polk counties

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Update on Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia

Radio Amateurs of Canada is monitoring the progress of the storms in the Caribbean and any necessary Amateur response

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Geomagnetic storm warning

A CME has just hit Earth’s magnetic field (Sept. 7th at ~2300 UT). This is the debris from Wednesday’s decade-class X9 solar flare

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RED ALERT – Aurora Now!

The current disturbance level is at 309.7nT. Pity we have clouds in Birmingham (UK) but they have quite a nice pink tinge to them.