Solar forecast and status info

As the sun is perking up for the next 11 year cycle. It would be nice for hams to be able to receive the solar flux A, K index and storm forecast from NIST (WWV) via Othernet. There are also warnings of solar storms that could impact othernet. It would be nice if it was an applet in skylark, but just a news update would be great. The band width would be minimal and like VOA it is US Govt produced so free content:


example would be
:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2020 Dec 23 1805 UTC

Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center

Geophysical Alert Message

Solar-terrestrial indices for 22 December follow.
Solar flux 86 and estimated planetary A-index 12.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1800 UTC on 23 December was 1.

No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level are likely

Space weather Woman Dr. Tamitha Skov might be willing to allow a txt version of her weekly forecast or dialy forecast is on twitter.

73,
Lin NI4Y

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@Syed
Good idea!

Several years ago the idea of earthquakes, tsunami and other worldwide alerts were mentioned. But this idea seemed to fizzle.

The ideas of a warning bell/light output from dreamcatcher board was also proposed.

I think even an idea of ‘you have mail’ light indicating something/interesting had arrived.

These all seem like good ideas.