Saturday, October 13, 2012

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 6

Space Weather Message Code: WARK06
Serial Number: 214
Issue Time: 2012 Oct 13 0831 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected
Valid From: 2012 Oct 13 0830 UTC
Valid To: 2012 Oct 13 1200 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.
Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.
Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

Editor's note:  Brace yourself for more severe weather an geological events for next 7-10 days.

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