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Solar Storm Forecast 04-19-14

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A set of incoming solar storms is overdue to hit Earth from the bustle of activity at the Sun this week. A rapidly growing cluster of sunspots has already launched two M-flares, including a M7.3-flare and its continued growth may bring more flaring before these regions disappear behind the Sun's west limb early next week. The M7.3-flare has also spawned a radiation storm that will compound GPS and satellite service problems over the next few days until the storm passes and may be an issue for high-risk airline passengers. Find out more about how the coming solar storms will affect you and what else the Sun has in store for us in the coming week. Follow @TamithaSkov on Twitter for Daily Space Weather Forecasts For a more in-depth look at the data and images highlighted in this video see these links below. Solar Imaging and Analysis: SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/ Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/ Flare Analysis: http://www.lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest_events/ Computer Aided CME Tracking CACTUS: http://www.sidc.oma.be/cactus/out/latestCMEs.html GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_1m.html SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/ Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ NOAA Sunspot Classifications: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/lates... GONG: http://gong2.nso.edu/dailyimages/ GONG Magnetic Maps: http://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/ LMSAL Heliophysics Events HEK http://www.lmsal.com/isolsearch Solar Wind: NOAA/SWPC: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov ACE Solar Wind: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ace/ace_rtsw_data.html Wang-Sheeley-Arge Solar Wind Prediction Model: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ws/ NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSy... NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/ Magnetosphere, Ionosphere, Atmosphere: GOES Magnetometer: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/mag_3d.html Ionosphere D-Region Absorption (DRAP) model: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/ Auroral Oval Ovation Products: http://helios.swpc.noaa.gov/ovation/ POES Auroral Global Maps: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/ Global 3-hr Kp index: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html Wing Kp index prediction: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wingkp/index.html USGS Ground Magnetometers: http://geomag.usgs.gov/realtime/ USGS Disturbance Storm-Time (Dst): http://geomag.usgs.gov/realtime/dst/ HAARP Data Meters: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/ Multi-Purpose Space Environment Sites: SOLARHAM: http://www.solarham.net/index.htm Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/ iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html Definition of Geomagnetic Storm, Radiation Storm, and Radio Blackout Levels: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales/ None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of those who have provided all of this data for public use. Images c/o NASA/ESA/CSA (most notably the superb SDO, SOHO, ACE, STEREO, CCMC, JPL & DSN teams, amazing professionals, hobbyists, institutions, organizations, agencies and amateurs such as those at the USAF/HAARP, NICT, NOAA, USGS, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Intellicast, Catatania, rice.edu, wisc.edu, sonoma.edu ucalgary.ca, rssi.ru, ohio-state.edu, solen.info, and more. Thanks for making Space Weather part of our every day dialogue.