Today we did an update on our space weather, TSI and the flood concerns we have in the mid-west and eastern parts of the U.S. It will be a soaker for the next 6-8 days in the Indiana,Illinois, Missouri,Ohio,Kentucky and Tennessee to name a few. Pennsylvania and west Virginia will see some action as well in the late part of next week.
Our TSI has been slowly but steadily dropping over the past two weeks. Today I reported it at 1360.900. It has been slowly tumbling from 1361.112 down to 1360.900 as of 02-11-2018. Here is the link to our show today:
I’d like to direct all of you to this very informational piece written by James A. Marusek for whatsupwiththat.com. The article has it all. This article breaks down solar cycle 25 like no other and is a must read!! Please click the link below the images.
AR 2699 has produced a C4 class solar flare today. We are also monitoring a coronal hole that has expanded even more today on the eastern limb of our star. Geomagnetic activity is expected. Stay tuned to the Grand Solar Minimum channel for more updates!
Courtesy of spaceweather.com :C-CLASS SOLAR FLARE: This weekend, sunspot AR2699 is directly facing Earth. At 1321 UT on Feb. 10th, the sunspot’s magnetic canopy erupted, producing a C4-class solar flare. Extreme UV radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere. This, in turn, caused a brief ‘brownout’ of shortwave radio signals over South America and the South Atlantic Ocean: map. Frequencies affected were below 10 MHz.
Sunspot grouping AR 2699 now carries a potential threat for an M class solar Flare. AR 2699 has already once shot out a strong C class solar flare in the past 36-48 hours and we will be monitoring as AR 2699 is turning earth facing ….