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Why you shouldn't be concerned about the Geomagnetic Storm Watch

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

There is a Geomagnetic Storm Watch in effect, and false articles are circulating on the internet claiming a "Monster Solar Storm of Doom" is happening Wednesday.

According to NOAA, a geomagnetic storm is a disturbance of Earth's magnetosphere that occurs when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding Earth. 

According to Meteorologist Shelby Latino, all that means is residents north of 60° latitude, which is way up in Canada, could see some minor/brief power grid or satellite issues.

On a cool note, folks far enough north could also see an aurora.

Here in Louisiana, we won't be affected at all.

According to NOAA, there are about 900 of these "minor storm" days every 11 years. This mean one storm occurs every four to five days and should not be a reason to worry.

Learn more about Geomagnetic Storms here. 

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