Please note, as with all Earth based weather forecasts, solar weather also changes on a daily and hourly basis. As such, understand that the following predictions are subject to change at any moment and therefore why the FlareAware alert system is an important tool in your arsenal for following solar weather:
An animated week is ahead of us as THREE X class flares have already transpired and have given a solid kickoff for the next several days. The responsible active region, AR 1748, is still far off but slowly turning towards us and it may already start affecting us as soon as the 15th and 16th as two glancing shockwave CME blows may possibly make an arrival at Earth. Though only minor disturbances, if any at all, are expected to be felt, more CMEs, and resulting geomagnetic storms are likely as AR 1748 rides into to a prime Earth directed position. With that in mind we could be looking forward to some beautiful auroral displays and / or dreading the raised risks of a plethora of health conditions including heart attack, stoke and even insomnia over the next 7 days. Unfortunately, at this time no further space weather events can be forecasted for this week, however, subscribers will be notified of the flares, CMEs, geomagnetic storms and periods of raised health risks that are likely to occur throughout the week. Keep your phone close!
Beyond next Monday, we are expecting the 21st - 23rd and 28th - 29th of May, as well as the 3rd - 4th of June, to bring unsettled geomagnetic levels as response to coronal hole high speed wind streams. Also, understanding that AR 1748 may still be the big player on the visible disk beyond this week, depending on its retention of magnetic complexity and continued energy output, it may also still persist in producing Earth affecting CMEs and yield at least one more activity heavy week before passing on to the back side of the Sun. No other space weather events can be predicted at this time.
• Due to risk factors associated with geomagnetic disturbances we have released the new Health Plus Plan designed to alert subscribers to periods of increased dangers such as:
• 210% rise in hospitalization due to heart attack
• 150% rise in hospitalization due to stroke
• 160% rise in occurrences of chest pain and irregular heart beat
• 10% - 15% rise in mortality rates, or death, due to the complications mentioned above
To add to these there are also recorded increases of depression, insomnia, suicide, homicide and other violent crimes.
Please consider the benefits of knowing when you're at risk so you can protect yourself and your family from further dangers.
A GENTLE REMINDER...
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