Space Weather Woman: Check out Dr. Tamitha Skov’s forecasts

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Eric McFadden (WD8RIF), who recently shared one of Tamitha Skov’s space weather forecast videos.

Over the past few years, I’ve watched Dr. Skov’s weekly video forecasts to better understand the implications of incoming CMEs, solar winds, sun spots (or lack thereof) and geomagnetic storms. While her videos include a lot of technical details, they’re also much easier to understand than the typical propagation forecast. Plus, her videos they’re chock-full of solar imagery and animations.

This weekend, for example, we’re going to experience some disruptions to HF propagation. Yesterday, solar wind speed soared to 704–and at time of publishing this post it’s 721 km/sec (thanks for noting, Mike!).

Dr. Skov explains it all in her latest space weather video:

Click here to view on YouTube.

Click here to view and subscribe to Tamitha Skov’s YouTube channel, and click here to check out her website.

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9 thoughts on “Space Weather Woman: Check out Dr. Tamitha Skov’s forecasts

  1. Kire

    For a beginner like me this is great. I dont understand charts, graphs, and statistics so well and having a broadcast report with explanations and visuals really helps me.

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  2. Tom Stiles

    I met her last year (via her YT channel) and suggested that she provide more information on the effects on amateur radio which she has done. I have reviewed her channel on my YouTube channel several times as she does a great job.

    Another Thomas

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        1. Thomas Post author

          Ha ha! Back in the late 90s I worked for a tech company and we always had a little basket full of Silly Putty in the center of the table. Gave outr hands something to do while were were brain-storming. It seemed to work and was a pretty cheap investment. This, a couple of decades before fidget spinners! πŸ™‚

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