“B.C. Hydro says crews are getting ready for some stormy space weather Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the U.S. is predicting a G3 (strong) category geomagnetic storm on Thursday, and a G2 or moderate storm on Friday, according to an alert posted Tuesday.

SpaceWeather.com says it’s a noteworthy event. It’s apparently significant enough that B.C. Hydro said Wednesday they’re preparing for a strong solar magnetic storm, which could lead to power cuts. Solar magnetic storms are gusts of charged particles that come from the Sun, and can potentially cause serious damage to high-voltage transmission systems leading to outages, says Brett Hallborg, senior system control manager with B.C. Hydro.”

More on B.C. Hydro prepares for strong geomagnetic storm via Vancouver Sun.

You may want to consider charging your devices this morning. 🙂

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