Wednesday, August 17, 2022

notified of kp-index 7!

Received alerts from the NOAA Space Weather service.

Noting kp-index 7! Haven't seen that for years...

Subject:  WARNING:  Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Greater)

Space Weather Message Code:  WARK07
Serial Number:  82
Issue Time:  2022 Aug 17 2035 UTC

WARNING:  Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expected
Valid From:  2022 Aug 17 2031 UTC
Valid To:  2022 Aug 17 2359 UTC
Warning Condition:  Onset
NOAA Scale:  G3 or greater - Strong to Extreme

Potential Impacts:  Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices.
Spacecraft - Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur.
Navigation - Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent.
Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.

Too bad it is cloudy here

Hopefully no power grids will get knocked out.

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