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    Solar Storm Forecast - 02-14-2018

    Solar Storm Forecast - 02-14-2018

    Published on Feb 14, 2018

    We await the arrival of the Valentine's Day solar storm, which will be followed by some fast solar wind just behind it. This means we should enjoy some extended storm conditions over the next few days with a chance for aurora down to mid-latitudes! Meanwhile region 2699 continues to boost the solar flux for amateur radio operators, but this will only last for a few more days until the region rotates onto the Sun's backside and out of Earth view. Learn the what kind of storm conditions to expect, when radio propagation for amateur radio and emergency responders will worsen, and why it can be hard to predict the arrival of some solar storms!

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    Re: Solar Storm Forecast - 02-14-2018

    Solar Storm Forecast 03-01-2018

    Hope for Emergency Responders & Aurora Takes a Break: Solar Storm Forecast 03-01-2018

    Published on Mar 1, 2018

    The Sun quiets down this week after a series of solar storms have given us gorgeous aurora all over the world. Although aurora photographers get a rest, the amateur radio bands should be coming alive again as old region 2699 will be rotating into Earth view in a few days. This means emergency responders and amateur radio operators should enjoy a boost in radio propagation this week, but GPS operators need not worry as this returning region poses no immediate threat for radio blackouts. See details about these changes in the weather and catch up on aurora pictures form the recent solar storms!

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