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Space Weather Alerts 2014
Starting January 6, 2014 - The EMP Report will Start Providing Alerts from the Space Weather Prediction Center operated by NOAA.  Please find the latest alerts below in descending order. Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html
February 26, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: WARPC0
Serial Number: 73
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 25 1257 UTC

WARNING: Proton 100MeV Integral Flux above 1pfu expected
Valid From: 2014 Feb 25 1315 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Feb 26 0115 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
Potential Impacts: An enhancement in the energetic portion of the solar radiation spectrum may indicate increased biological risk to astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights. Additionally, energetic particles may represent an increased risk to all satellite systems susceptible to single event effects. This information should be used in conjunction with the current Solar Radiation Storm conditions when assessing overall impact.

Space Weather Message Code: WARPX1
Serial Number: 419
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 25 2026 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected
Extension to Serial Number: 418
Valid From: 2014 Feb 25 0830 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Feb 26 2030 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Predicted NOAA Scale: S1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Radio - Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

February 25, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: SUMX01
Serial Number: 97
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 25 0304 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 25 0039 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Feb 25 0049 UTC
End Time: 2014 Feb 25 0103 UTC
X-ray Class: X4.9
Optical Class: 2b
Location: S13E78
NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong
Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point.
Radio - Wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTXMF
Serial Number: 213
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 25 0046 UTC

ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 25 0044 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity. For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/index.html.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 911
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 25 0130 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 25 0045 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 1972 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP4
Serial Number: 450
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 25 0144 UTC

ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 25 0045 UTC
Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

Space Weather Message Code: SUM10R
Serial Number: 612
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 25 0129 UTC

SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 25 0042 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Feb 25 0045 UTC
End Time: 2014 Feb 25 0107 UTC
Duration: 85 minutes
Peak Flux: 3700 sfu
Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 171 sfu
Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP4
Serial Number: 449
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 24 1512 UTC

ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 24 1254 UTC
Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

February 21, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
Serial Number: 2108
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 21 1716 UTC

ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 21 1700 UTC
Station: GOES13
Potential Impacts: Satellite systems may experience significant charging resulting in increased risk to satellite systems.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK04
Serial Number: 1695
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 22 0208 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 4
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 22 0208 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0000-0300 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

Space Weather Message Code: WATA20
Serial Number: 566
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 21 2108 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Feb 22: G1 (Minor) Feb 23: None (Below G1) Feb 24: None (Below G1)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

February 20, 2014

2014-02-20 09:39 UTC 10 MeV Proton event from M3 Flare

An M3 X-ray flare (NOAA Scale R1-Minor radio blackout) occurred at 20/0756 UTC (20/0356 EST) from Region 1976, located near the solar west limb. This flare also produced a 10 MeV proton event that exceeded the 10 pfu threshold at 20/0855 UTC (0455 EST). Potential Impacts from the proton event include: Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies. We are still experiencing elevated geomagnetic storm levels (Currently G2-Moderate) with enhancements likely to continue for the next few hours. Tune in here for updates.

Space Weather Message Code: WARK06
Serial Number: 240
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 1356 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected
Extension to Serial Number: 239
Valid From: 2014 Feb 20 1045 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Feb 20 2000 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
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.

Space Weather Message Code: WARPX1
Serial Number: 417
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 0855 UTC

WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected
Valid From: 2014 Feb 20 0855 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Feb 21 0855 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
Predicted NOAA Scale: S1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Radio - Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies.

Space Weather Message Code: SUM10R
Serial Number: 611
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 1443 UTC

SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 20 0741 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Feb 20 0745 UTC
End Time: 2014 Feb 20 0756 UTC
Duration: 15 minutes
Peak Flux: 420 sfu
Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 158 sfu
Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 910
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 0755 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 20 0745 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 844 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

Space Weather Message Code: SUM10R
Serial Number: 610
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 0756 UTC

SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 20 0730 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Feb 20 0730 UTC
End Time: 2014 Feb 20 0730 UTC
Duration: 1 minutes
Peak Flux: 280 sfu
Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 158 sfu
Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 909
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 0406 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 20 0322 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 1432 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP4
Serial Number: 448
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 0406 UTC

ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 20 0328 UTC
Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

Space Weather Message Code: SUMSUD
Serial Number: 187
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 0339 UTC

SUMMARY: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse
Observed: 2014 Feb 20 0329 UTC
Deviation: 31 nT
Station: BOU

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06
Serial Number: 319
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 0728 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 20 0727 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0600-0900 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate
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.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

February 19, 2014

2014-02-20 04:20 UTC A sting in the tail? UPDATED 02/20/2014 UTC

Looks like we called it a bit too early. We're seeing low level geomagnetic storms and have issued a warning for G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storms valid until 10:00UT (05:00 US EST). Even higher level geomagnetic storming is possible, with both solar wind speed and magnetic field strength at elevated levels. Stay tuned here for updates as this period of interesting space weather continues. 

Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 909
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 0406 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 20 0322 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 1432 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP4
Serial Number: 448
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 0406 UTC

ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 20 0328 UTC
Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

Space Weather Message Code: SUMSUD
Serial Number: 187
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 0339 UTC

SUMMARY: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse
Observed: 2014 Feb 20 0329 UTC
Deviation: 31 nT
Station: BOU

Space Weather Message Code: WARK05
Serial Number: 888
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 20 0357 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 5 expected
Valid From: 2014 Feb 20 0355 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Feb 20 1000 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
NOAA Scale: G1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

2014-02-19 05:08 UTC G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storming Underway

Earth is currently under the influence of a coronal mass ejection (CME) and G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storming has been observed. This is likely the result of what was expected to be a near miss from an event originally observed on the 14th. This CME has a fairly well-organized magnetic field structure so continued G1 (Minor) to G2 (Moderate) storming is certainly possible. Stay tuned for updates as this event unfolds.

Space Weather Message Code: WARK06
Serial Number: 235
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 19 0330 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected
Valid From: 2014 Feb 19 0330 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Feb 19 0700 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate
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.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06
Serial Number: 315
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 19 0456 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 19 0455 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0300-0600 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate
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.

Space Weather Message Code: WARSUD
Serial Number: 147
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 19 0325 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse expected
Valid From: 2014 Feb 19 0350 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Feb 19 0420 UTC
IP Shock Passage Observed: 2014 Feb 19 0310 UTC

Space Weather Message Code: WARK05
Serial Number: 885
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 19 0129 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 5 expected
Valid From: 2014 Feb 19 0130 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Feb 19 0700 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
NOAA Scale: G1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK05
Serial Number: 736
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 19 0156 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 5
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 19 0155 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0000-0300 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK04
Serial Number: 1693
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 19 0059 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 4
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 19 0054 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0000-0300 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

Space Weather Message Code: WARK04
Serial Number: 2224
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 18 2108 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 4 expected
Valid From: 2014 Feb 18 2110 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Feb 19 0700 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

February 17, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 908
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 17 0548 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 17 0454 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 776 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

Space Weather Message Code: WARK04
Serial Number: 2223
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 16 2245 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 4 expected
Extension to Serial Number: 2222
Valid From: 2014 Feb 15 1323 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Feb 17 1300 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

February 16, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK04
Serial Number: 1692
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 16 1808 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 4
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 16 1808 UTC
Synoptic Period: 1500-1800 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP4
Serial Number: 447
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 16 1100 UTC

ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 16 1009 UTC
Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

Space Weather Message Code: WARK05
Serial Number: 884
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 16 0253 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 5 expected
Extension to Serial Number: 883
Valid From: 2014 Feb 15 2223 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Feb 16 0900 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK05
Serial Number: 735
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 16 0003 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 5
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 15 2359 UTC
Synoptic Period: 2100-2400 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

February 15, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: WARK04
Serial Number: 2221
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 15 2225 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 4 expected
Extension to Serial Number: 2220
Valid From: 2014 Feb 15 1323 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Feb 16 1300 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK04
Serial Number: 1691
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 15 2210 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 4
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 15 2206 UTC
Synoptic Period: 2100-2400 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

Space Weather Message Code: WARK04
Serial Number: 2220
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 15 1324 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 4 expected
Valid From: 2014 Feb 15 1323 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Feb 16 0100 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
Serial Number: 2107
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 15 1351 UTC

CONTINUED ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Continuation of Serial Number: 2106
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 13 1140 UTC
Yesterday Maximum 2MeV Flux: 1213 pfu
Potential Impacts: Satellite systems may experience significant charging resulting in increased risk to satellite systems.

Space Weather Message Code: SUMSUD
Serial Number: 186
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 15 1326 UTC

SUMMARY: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse
Observed: 2014 Feb 15 1311 UTC
Deviation: 23 nT
Station: HAD

Space Weather Message Code: WATA30
Serial Number: 110
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 12 2028 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G2 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Feb 13: None (Below G1) Feb 14: G1 (Minor) Feb 15: G2 (Moderate)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
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.

February 14, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: SUM10R
Serial Number: 609
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 14 1658 UTC

SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 14 1636 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Feb 14 1636 UTC
End Time: 2014 Feb 14 1637 UTC
Duration: 1 minutes
Peak Flux: 200 sfu
Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 167 sfu
Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
Serial Number: 2106
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 14 1336 UTC

CONTINUED ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Continuation of Serial Number: 2105
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 13 1140 UTC
Yesterday Maximum 2MeV Flux: 1686 pfu
Potential Impacts: Satellite systems may experience significant charging resulting in increased risk to satellite systems.

Space Weather Message Code: WATA30
Serial Number: 110
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 12 2028 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G2 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Feb 13: None (Below G1) Feb 14: G1 (Minor) Feb 15: G2 (Moderate)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
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.

February 13, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
Serial Number: 2105
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 13 1219 UTC

ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 13 1140 UTC
Station: GOES13
Potential Impacts: Satellite systems may experience significant charging resulting in increased risk to satellite systems.

February 4, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: ALTXMF
Serial Number: 212
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 04 0401 UTC

ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 04 0359 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity. For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/index.html.

Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5
Serial Number: 113
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 04 0414 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 04 0357 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Feb 04 0400 UTC
End Time: 2014 Feb 04 0406 UTC
X-ray Class: M5.2
Optical Class: 1b
Location: S14W06
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate

Comment: Source Region was 1967.
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth.
Radio - Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

2014-02-03 22:51 UTC Space Weather Update

Regions 1967 and 1968 (old 1944 and 1946) have continued to move across the solar disk and are now positioned near center meridian. So far this rotation, the duo has only produced NOAA Scale R1 and R2 level flares. We’ll continue to watch closely for signs of additional CMEs and Solar Radiation Storms, as these regions are now in more favorable positions to potentially affect Earth. Standby for more details.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

February 2, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: SUM10R
Serial Number: 608
Issue Time: 2014 Feb 02 1825 UTC

SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2014 Feb 02 1809 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Feb 02 1809 UTC
End Time: 2014 Feb 02 1810 UTC
Duration: 1 minutes
Peak Flux: 180 sfu
Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 177 sfu
Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.

Space Weather Message Code: WATA20
Serial Number: 562
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 31 1325 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Feb 01: None (Below G1) Feb 02: G1 (Minor) Feb 03: None (Below G1)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

January 31, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 905
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 31 1511 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 31 0552 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 762 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP4
Serial Number: 445
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 31 1512 UTC

ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 31 0556 UTC
Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

January 30, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: ALTXMF
Serial Number: 211
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 30 1606 UTC

ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5
Threshold Reached: 2014 Jan 30 1604 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity. For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/index.html.

Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5
Serial Number: 112
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 30 1633 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 30 1548 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Jan 30 1611 UTC
End Time: 2014 Jan 30 1628 UTC
X-ray Class: M6.6
Location: S12E61
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth.
Radio - Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 904
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 30 1639 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 30 1601 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 2161 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

Space Weather Message Code: SUM10R
Serial Number: 607
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 30 1642 UTC

SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 30 1553 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Jan 30 1605 UTC
End Time: 2014 Jan 30 1622 UTC
Duration: 29 minutes
Peak Flux: 220 sfu
Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 156 sfu
Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html



January 26, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP4
Serial Number: 444
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 26 1108 UTC

ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 26 1013 UTC
Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2 
Serial Number: 902 
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 26 0857 UTC 

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission 
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 26 0834 UTC 
Estimated Velocity: 839 km/s 
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event. 

Space Weather Message Code: SUM10R 
Serial Number: 605 
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 26 0857 UTC 

SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst 
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 26 0830 UTC 
Maximum Time: 2014 Jan 26 0830 UTC 
End Time: 2014 Jan 26 0831 UTC 
Duration: 1 minutes 
Peak Flux: 200 sfu 
Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 133 sfu 
Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications. 

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

January 17, 2014

An R2 Radio Blackout was recorded via the SWPC warning timeline, but no further information was provided by NOAA on this event to date of January 18, 2014

January 13, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK04
Serial Number: 1687
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 12 2240 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 4
Threshold Reached: 2014 Jan 12 2238 UTC
Synoptic Period: 2100-2400 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

January 11, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: WARPX1
Serial Number: 416
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 11 1330 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected
Extension to Serial Number: 415
Valid From: 2014 Jan 06 0837 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Jan 11 1900 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Predicted NOAA Scale: S1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Radio - Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies.

January 10, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: WARPX1
Serial Number: 414
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 09 2021 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected
Extension to Serial Number: 413
Valid From: 2014 Jan 06 0837 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Jan 10 2100 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Predicted NOAA Scale: S2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Radio - Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies.

Space Weather Message Code: WARK04
Serial Number: 2206
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 09 2034 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 4 expected
Valid From: 2014 Jan 09 2035 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Jan 10 2100 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

Space Weather Message Code: WATA50
Serial Number: 48
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 08 1214 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G3 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Jan 08: None (Below G1) Jan 09: G3 (Strong) Jan 10: G3 (Strong)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
Potential 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.

Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

January 9, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: WARPX1
Serial Number: 413
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 08 2056 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected
Extension to Serial Number: 412
Valid From: 2014 Jan 06 0837 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Jan 09 2100 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Predicted NOAA Scale: S1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Radio - Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTPX3
Serial Number: 27
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 08 2334 UTC

ALERT: Proton Event 10MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 08 2320 UTC
NOAA Scale: S3 - Strong
Potential Impacts: Radiation - Passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights may experience increasing radiation exposures. Astronauts on EVA (extra-vehicular activity) are exposed to elevated radiation levels.
Spacecraft - Single-event upsets to satellite operations, noise in imaging systems, and slight reduction of efficiency in solar panels are likely.
Radio - Degraded or episodically blacked-out polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation.

Space Weather Message Code: SUMPC0
Serial Number: 26
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 08 1947 UTC

SUMMARY: Proton Event 100MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1pfu
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 07 2015 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Jan 07 2240 UTC
End Time: 2014 Jan 08 1215 UTC
Maximum 100MeV Flux: 4 pfu

Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
Serial Number: 2103
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 09 0504 UTC

CONTINUED ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Continuation of Serial Number: 2102
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 07 1525 UTC
Yesterday Maximum 2MeV Flux: 3073 pfu
Potential Impacts: Satellite systems may experience significant charging resulting in increased risk to satellite systems.

Space Weather Message Code: WATA50
Serial Number: 48
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 08 1214 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G3 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Jan 08: None (Below G1) Jan 09: G3 (Strong) Jan 10: G3 (Strong)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
Potential 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.

Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

January 8, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 900
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 08 0415 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 08 0348 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 697 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

Space Weather Message Code: WARPX1
Serial Number: 412
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 2008 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected
Extension to Serial Number: 411
Valid From: 2014 Jan 06 0837 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Jan 08 2100 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Predicted NOAA Scale: S1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Radio - Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies.

Space Weather Message Code: WARPC0
Serial Number: 71
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 2040 UTC

WARNING: Proton 100MeV Integral Flux above 1pfu expected
Valid From: 2014 Jan 07 2015 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Jan 08 1300 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
Potential Impacts: An enhancement in the energetic portion of the solar radiation spectrum may indicate increased biological risk to astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights. Additionally, energetic particles may represent an increased risk to all satellite systems susceptible to single event effects. This information should be used in conjunction with the current Solar Radiation Storm conditions when assessing overall impact.

Space Weather Message Code: WARK04
Serial Number: 2205
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 08 0353 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 4 expected
Valid From: 2014 Jan 08 0352 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Jan 08 0900 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

Space Weather Message Code: WATA30
Serial Number: 109
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 2127 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G2 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Jan 08: None (Below G1) Jan 09: G2 (Moderate) Jan 10: G1 (Minor)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
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.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

January 7, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: WATA30
Serial Number: 109
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 2127 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G2 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Jan 08: None (Below G1) Jan 09: G2 (Moderate) Jan 10: G1 (Minor)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
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.

Space Weather Message Code: WARPC0
Serial Number: 71
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 2040 UTC

WARNING: Proton 100MeV Integral Flux above 1pfu expected
Valid From: 2014 Jan 07 2015 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Jan 08 1300 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
Potential Impacts: An enhancement in the energetic portion of the solar radiation spectrum may indicate increased biological risk to astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights. Additionally, energetic particles may represent an increased risk to all satellite systems susceptible to single event effects. This information should be used in conjunction with the current Solar Radiation Storm conditions when assessing overall impact.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTXMF
Serial Number: 208
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 1818 UTC

ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5
Threshold Reached: 2014 Jan 07 1817 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity. For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/index.html.

Space Weather Message Code: SUMX01
Serial Number: 96
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 2022 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 07 1804 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Jan 07 1832 UTC
End Time: 2014 Jan 07 1858 UTC
X-ray Class: X1.2
Optical Class: 2n
Location: S14W12
NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong

Comment: Optical Class and Location are preliminary.
Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point.
Radio - Wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour

Space Weather Message Code: ALTPC0
Serial Number: 41
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 2041 UTC

ALERT: Proton Event 100MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1pfu
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 07 2015 UTC
Potential Impacts: An enhancement in the energetic portion of the solar radiation spectrum may indicate increased biological risk to astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights. Additionally, energetic particles may represent an increased risk to all satellite systems susceptible to single event effects. This information should be used in conjunction with the current Solar Radiation Storm conditions when assessing overall impact.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTXMF
Serial Number: 208
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 1818 UTC

ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5
Threshold Reached: 2014 Jan 07 1817 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity. For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/index.html.

Space Weather Message Code: SUMX01
Serial Number: 96
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 2022 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 07 1804 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Jan 07 1832 UTC
End Time: 2014 Jan 07 1858 UTC
X-ray Class: X1.2
Optical Class: 2n
Location: S14W12
NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong

Comment: Optical Class and Location are preliminary.
Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point.
Radio - Wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 899
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 1925 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 07 1817 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 1064 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

Space Weather Message Code: SUM10R
Serial Number: 604
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 2031 UTC

SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 07 1806 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Jan 07 1813 UTC
End Time: 2014 Jan 07 1856 UTC
Duration: 50 minutes
Peak Flux: 8300 sfu
Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 204 sfu
Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.

Space Weather Message Code: WARPX1
Serial Number: 412
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 2008 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected
Extension to Serial Number: 411
Valid From: 2014 Jan 06 0837 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Jan 08 2100 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Predicted NOAA Scale: S1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Radio - Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies

Space Weather Message Code: ALTPC0
Serial Number: 41
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 2041 UTC

ALERT: Proton Event 100MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1pfu
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 07 2015 UTC
Potential Impacts: An enhancement in the energetic portion of the solar radiation spectrum may indicate increased biological risk to astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights. Additionally, energetic particles may represent an increased risk to all satellite systems susceptible to single event effects. This information should be used in conjunction with the current Solar Radiation Storm conditions when assessing overall impact.

Space Weather Message Code: WARPC0
Serial Number: 71
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 2040 UTC

WARNING: Proton 100MeV Integral Flux above 1pfu expected
Valid From: 2014 Jan 07 2015 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Jan 08 1300 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
Potential Impacts: An enhancement in the energetic portion of the solar radiation spectrum may indicate increased biological risk to astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights. Additionally, energetic particles may represent an increased risk to all satellite systems susceptible to single event effects. This information should be used in conjunction with the current Solar Radiation Storm conditions when assessing overall impact.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
Serial Number: 2099
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 1533 UTC

ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Threshold Reached: 2014 Jan 07 1525 UTC
Station: GOES13
Potential Impacts: Satellite systems may experience significant charging resulting in increased risk to satellite systems.

Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html


Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
Serial Number: 2099
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 1533 UTC

ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Threshold Reached: 2014 Jan 07 1525 UTC
Station: GOES13
Potential Impacts: Satellite systems may experience significant charging resulting in increased risk to satellite systems.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTXMF
Serial Number: 207
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 1016 UTC

ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5
Threshold Reached: 2014 Jan 07 1012 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity. For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/index.html.

Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5
Serial Number: 111
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 1047 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 07 1007 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Jan 07 1013 UTC
End Time: 2014 Jan 07 1037 UTC
X-ray Class: M7.2
Location: S14E12
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth.
Radio - Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.

Space Weather Message Code: WARPX1
Serial Number: 411
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 1258 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected
Extension to Serial Number: 410
Valid From: 2014 Jan 06 0837 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Jan 07 2100 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Predicted NOAA Scale: S1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Radio - Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies.

Space Weather Message Code: WARSUD
Serial Number: 143
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 07 1438 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse expected
Valid From: 2014 Jan 07 1505 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Jan 07 1535 UTC
IP Shock Passage Observed: 2014 Jan 07 1425 UTC

Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

January 6, 2014

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 898
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 06 0909 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 06 0745 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 1383 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP4
Serial Number: 443
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 06 0910 UTC

ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 06 0653 UTC
Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTPX1
Serial Number: 305
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 06 0921 UTC

ALERT: Proton Event 10MeV Integral Flux exceeded 10pfu
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 06 0915 UTC
NOAA Scale: S1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Radio - Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies.

Space Weather Message Code: WARPX1
Serial Number: 409
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 06 0837 UTC

WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected
Valid From: 2014 Jan 06 0837 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Jan 06 2037 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
Predicted NOAA Scale: S1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Radio - Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies.

Space Weather Message Code: WARPX1
Serial Number: 410
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 06 2045 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected
Extension to Serial Number: 409
Valid From: 2014 Jan 06 0837 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Jan 07 1300 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Predicted NOAA Scale: S1 - Minor
Potential Impacts: Radio - Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTPC0
Serial Number: 40
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 06 0846 UTC

ALERT: Proton Event 100MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1pfu
Begin Time: 2014 Jan 06 0835 UTC
Potential Impacts: An enhancement in the energetic portion of the solar radiation spectrum may indicate increased biological risk to astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights. Additionally, energetic particles may represent an increased risk to all satellite systems susceptible to single event effects. This information should be used in conjunction with the current Solar Radiation Storm conditions when assessing overall impact.

Space Weather Message Code: WARPC0
Serial Number: 70
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 06 0836 UTC

WARNING: Proton 100MeV Integral Flux above 1pfu expected
Valid From: 2014 Jan 06 0835 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Jan 06 2035 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
Potential Impacts: An enhancement in the energetic portion of the solar radiation spectrum may indicate increased biological risk to astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights. Additionally, energetic particles may represent an increased risk to all satellite systems susceptible to single event effects. This information should be used in conjunction with the current Solar Radiation Storm conditions when assessing overall impact.

Space Weather Message Code: WATA20
Serial Number: 561
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 05 2205 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Jan 06: None (Below G1) Jan 07: G1 (Minor) Jan 08: None (Below G1)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html