Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Solar storm watch

The sun is fired up, and Earth could feel effects in the morning.

Solar storm watch

A major disturbance on the sun's surface could result in a disruptive geomatic storm, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns.

The so-called coronal mass ejection occurred last night, NOAA said, and the fall-out could have widespread impacts come tomorrow morning.

Already, according to NOAA, a related "radiation storm" has set off high-frequency radio blackouts at the Poles and in other regions.

Geomagnetic storms can affect electrical grids and radio and satellite telecommunications.

For more information, check out this site.

Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
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Everyone talks about the weather, and here we write about it.

When we’re around and conditions warrant, we’ll keep you updated about what’s coming, but we will do our best always to discuss weather and climate developments in context and remind you that nothing in the atmosphere happens in a vacuum.

Tony Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for The Inquirer for 26 years.

Reach Tony at twood@phillynews.com.

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