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Old 06-09-2014, 12:44 AM   #1
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Default Geomagnetic warnng

I wasn't sure which forum this should be posted to, if at all!
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Subject: WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Greater)


Space Weather Message Code: WARK07Serial Number: 42Issue Time: 2014 Jun 08 0738 UTCWARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expectedValid From: 2014 Jun 08 0737 UTCValid To: 2014 Jun 08 0915 UTCWarning Condition: OnsetNOAA Scale: G3 or greater - Strong to ExtremeNOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found atwww.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscalesPotential 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.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:07 AM   #2
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I've been experiencing intermittent GPS for weeks on land. This may explain it.
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Yes, it just might!

I am surprised that these alerts (tailored for here) do not appear here!
Possibly the Webmaster can sign up for the specific alerts and have them appear here!

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Well that may explain why we're experiencing yaw and pitch difficulties and having trouble with our docking manoeuvres…

...but it still doesn't shed any light on how we managed to get our Antigua 44 Ketch into low earth orbit!

I just knew we should have checked the pilot light before we turned on the grill in the galley


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The image of your yacht lurching skyward after the big *FOOMP* is priceless.

Jumping jack flash, its-a gas!
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Old 06-14-2014, 04:37 AM   #6
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Exclamation Solar Flare Alert!

Please be aware that there may be problems with communications due to a severe solar flare!
Intense Solar Storm Could Hit Earth on Friday the 13th - Weather, forecasts, news, blogs and maps - MSN Weather york-ny&zip=10038&eid=23164

Although this was indicated for the 13th, there may still be residual activity.

It would be wise to keep an eye on the activity, especially if you will be under sail.
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