Thursday, February 21st 2013, 9:14 AM EST
We have a fast developing Cyclone (Haruna) indicating a presence of Solar Activity in the Earth's atmosphere. As you can see from the above chart from TropicalStormRisk.com all was OK yesterday, so between then and now something has happened on the surface of the Sun!
The recent Piers Corbyn "Red Warning" rating for this period is at set at level "R3", on this occasion I would read into this that the "R" level is set wrong on the forecast. Remember it's easy for me to say this using "live" information, I have the benefit of hind-casting, the rating looks as if it should have been set at "R4" or "R5"....more to follow.
We should expect to see an enhancement or intensity to storms around the world any time soon. The origin of this solar activity looks to be from SunSpot location AR1678
A recent note from SolarHam.com explains this ....Solar activity has been fairly low, with the exception of a solar flare reaching C8.2 and peaking at 11:11 UTC on Wednesday morning. The source of the flare was Sunspot 1678. This region has a Beta-Gamma-Delta magnetic configuration and may produce a moderate M-Class solar flare within the next 24-48 hours. All other regions are currently stable....more to follow.