NOAA SWPC WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Greater)

Status Report From: Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA)
Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2012

Space Weather Message Code: WARK07
Serial Number: 40
Issue Time: 2012 Oct 01 0243 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expected
Valid From: 2012 Oct 01 0245 UTC
Valid To: 2012 Oct 01 0600 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
NOAA Scale: G3 or greater - Strong to Extreme

Comment: This warning upgrades the previous G2 warning.

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

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.

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