Two M-Class Flares in as Many Days
2004 12 04
by Mitch Battros – ECTV
The first occurred on Wednesday December 1st measuring a low intensity M1-Class fare which did induce a spike in the Kp index which reached measure 5 (red). However, it was the second larger M-Class flare that is far more pronounced setting off a ‘full halo’ CME (coronal mass ejection). The first solar flare most likely came from sunspot region 707. This second, and more powerful solar blast came from sunspot region 708.
Significant radio emission that included a 520 sfu burst at 2695 MHz and type II/IV sweep through space. The sunspot configuration has remained relatively unchanged following the flare. Region 707 remains unstable. New Region 709 has now been numbered.
Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low. Occasional C-class flares are possible in Regions 707 and 708. Another M-class flare may occur in region 708. Watch for sudden "freak storms" to arise as a result of todays events. This will most likely take the form of high winds, wind shears, micro-burst, and straight-line winds. I would not rule out tornado funnels. Also severe hail storms. Some areas may experience extreme temperature shifts of 10 to 15 degrees higher or lower within several minutes.
Like always, there is the good news of seeing a beautiful aurora in the northern skies, most likely remaining in the upper latitudes.
Sunspots => Solar Flares => Magnetic Field Shift => Shifting Ocean and Jet Stream Currents => Extreme Weather and Human Disruption (mitch battros)
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