Solar Alert - wind speeds of 800 km/s expected

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  1. VE7DXW

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    Hi Everybody;

    There was a almost M class flare at the sun from earth directed AR2790! This happened at 16:32 UTC, with predicted speeds of up to 800 km/s solar wind. Expected to arrive on Dec.09 after 04:00 UTC. What makes this one special is the double whammy from an earlier CME, which will be merging just as it hits earth. See the image below. The prediction is that it will have a peak solar flux output of 180 SFU

    Space Weather Message Code: SUM10R
    Serial Number: 713
    Issue Time: 2020 Dec 07 1718 UTC

    SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
    Begin Time: 2020 Dec 07 1642 UTC
    Maximum Time: 2020 Dec 07 1643 UTC
    End Time: 2020 Dec 07 1651 UTC
    Duration: 9 minutes
    Peak Flux: 180 sfu
    Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 91 sfu


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    All the best and 73;

    Alex - VE7DXW
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  2. W1YW

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    Probably cause an earthquake ;-)
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  3. VE7DXW

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    Hi Everybody;

    Storm Update!

    NOAA has now issued a WATA50 warning and shortened the time of impact by -5 h to 2020-12-09 - 00:00 UTC. This starts with a G1 storm for the Dec. 09th, increasing to a G3 on the 10th and then G2 for the 11th. See message below.
    Stay tuned for more updates....

    Alex - VE7DXW

    Space Weather Message Code: WATA50
    Serial Number: 64
    Issue Time: 2020 Dec 08 1506 UTC

    WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G3 Predicted

    Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
    Dec 09: G1 (Minor) Dec 10: G3 (Strong) Dec 11: G2 (Moderate)
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  5. G3SEA

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    And we thought our Trade Winds were strong ! :cool:
    Good to see El Sol stirring again.
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  6. W8AAZ

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    Can you feel the tingling yet?
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  7. WL7PM

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    This Is Frankie McDonald With A SEVERE SOLAR WIND WARNING !!!
    800 Kilometers per HOUR SEVERE SOLAR WIND WARNING !!!
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  8. KK4NSF

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    That's how they do Tropical Storm Warnings around here.....
  9. KA1BSZ

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    well I'll be darn..peak solar flux of 180...I kinda wondered why my cell phone was acting up. ayuh..well i was calling cq and a vk answered my call and we chatted for about 12 minutes only to find out my dummy load was switched in. Wonder if that would be a record working Australia from a dummy load?
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  10. NN4RH

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    Somehow this reminds me of 48 Hours by William Forstchen

    Well, anyway, I'm ready. I've got my iPhone wrapped in aluminum foil, and the tube boat anchor radios ready to fire up.
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