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

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by ianwood, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. ianwood

    ianwood Taco Wrangler
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    Space Weather Message Code: WARK07
    Serial Number: 42
    Issue Time: 2014 Jun 08 0738 UTC

    WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expected
    Valid From: 2014 Jun 08 0737 UTC
    Valid To: 2014 Jun 08 0915 UTC
    Warning Condition: Onset
    NOAA Scale: G3 or greater - Strong to Extreme

    NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
    www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

    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.
     
  2. N017RW

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    Re: WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Grea

    Interesting.

    "Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude."

    Does this mean that the U.S. is outside the area of primary impact?
     
  3. Helveticus

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    Re: WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Grea

    Thanks for the heads up, now I've subscribed to their e-mail alerts.
     
  4. Xrover

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    Re: WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Grea

    Check out the free iphone app. Magnetic Storms
     
  5. MontanaMike

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    Re: WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Grea

    That's what G2-G3 looks like in Montana from last night.. -one of my favorite things in life..
     

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    Re: WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Grea

    translation: Be careful flying your phantom there is an electromagnetic storm brewing.

    Thats really all you had to say.