Just thought I would pass along this public service announcement….
There are NO SPACE WEATHER STORMS expected this week.
As my bored to tears friends and coworkers will attest, I possess an encyclopedic knowledge of useless information. I can’t remember where I left my sunglasses, or the name of my brother in law’s youngest child, but damned if I can’t quote you the shortest verse in the Bible.
That said, I had no idea there was such a thing as space weather until I came across this government email alert this summer when searching for information about the Northern Lights. How come they don’t give Space Weather forecasts on the local news? What if we get bombarded by meteors, or kryptonite, or something?
As soon as I discovered that space storms existed, I felt that it was imperative that I be forewarned about them. I mean, really, as a husband and father of two I would be irresponsible if I let them leave the house for school unprepared for a space blizzard.
So now I get a weekly email update on the Space Weather Forecast, and I sleep much better at night.
Yes, I am really this neurotic
So, we can all relax this week. CODE GREEN. PLEASE GO ABOUT YOUR NORMAL ROUTINE.
From: SWPC Product Subscription Service [mailto:SWPC.Products@noaa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 1:05 PM
To: Mr. 20 Prospect
Subject: Space Weather Outlook
Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
Boulder, Colorado, USA
SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY OUTLOOK #10- 41
2010 October 12 at 11:57 a.m. MDT (2010 October 12 1757 UTC)
**** SPACE WEATHER OUTLOOK ****
Summary For October 4-10
No space weather storms were observed.
Outlook For October 13-19
No space weather storms are expected.
Data used to provide space weather services are contributed by NOAA,
USAF, NASA, NSF, USGS, the International Space Environment Services
and other observatories, universities, and institutions. More
information is available at SWPC's Web site http://swpc.noaa.gov