X1.0 solar flare erupts from Region 3186 — CME produced

X1.0 solar flare erupts from Region 3186 — CME produced

A major solar flare measuring X1.0 erupted from the newly-numbered Active Region 3186 on January 10, 2023. The event started at 22:39 UTC, peaked at 22:47 and ended at 22:52 UTC.

Endless onslaught of atmospheric river events in California claim 14 lives, residents urged to be hyper-vigilant

Endless onslaught of atmospheric river events in California claim 14 lives, residents urged to be hyper-vigilant

California is once again under threat as an energetic low pressure system quickly gathers strength off the West Coast, bringing with it heavy precipitation, thunderstorms and several feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada region. This, along with already saturated soils and high river levels, is expected to exacerbate ongoing flooding, prolong the risk of flash flooding, and mudslides, especially in recent burn scar regions. The National Weather Service has issued a warning for residents to be prepared, as the heavy rainfall, especially in southern California, is expected to be excessive today and tonight.

Major X1.9 solar flare erupts from Region 3184

Major X1.9 solar flare erupts from Region 3184

A major solar flare measuring X1.9 erupted from the newly-numbered Active Region 3184 on January 9, 2023. The event started at 18:37, peaked at 18:50, and ended at 18:57 UTC.

New Zealand bracing for severe weather as Cyclone Hale approaches the country

New Zealand bracing for severe weather as Cyclone Hale approaches the country

Tropical Cyclone “Hale” formed on January 7, 2023, as the first named storm of the 2022/23 South Pacific cyclone season. The system tracked into New Zealand’s area of responsibility on January 8 and was reclassified as a tropical low by New Zealand’s MetService.

Parade of intense storms continues to batter California — rapid river rises, mudslides, and burn scar flash floods expected

Parade of intense storms continues to batter California — rapid river rises, mudslides, and burn scar flash floods expected

The continuous rounds of heavy rain on already saturated soils across California will likely lead to significant flooding, rapid river rises, mudslides, and flash floods or debris flows in burn scar areas. In addition, gusty winds may cause trees and power lines to fall. Travel in the mountains may also be hazardous due to heavy snowfall.

X1.2 solar flare erupts from Active Region 3182

X1.2 solar flare erupts from Active Region 3182

A major solar flare measuring X1.2 at its peak erupted from AR 3182 at 00:57 UTC on January 6, 2023. The event started at 00:43 UTC and ended at 01:07 UTC.