by CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
Don’t put away the tinfoil hats just yet.
Government space weather watchers say a new geomagnetic storm is on the way following an eruption on the surface of the sun Friday morning.
It should arrive at Earth on Sunday, but like the storm that arrived Thursday and is just passing, the impact is expected to be fairly minimal.
“It is going to affect the Earth,” said Bob Rutledge, a forecaster at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder Colorado. “It’s headed fairly directly at us.”
While the storm is expected to reach “strong” or G-3 levels, (scale here) “we don’t believe it will have the sustained intensity of the storm we just had,” said Rutledge. [MORE]