Solar storm barreling toward Earth this weekend
"LOS ANGELES (AP) – The space weather forecast for Earth looks a bit stormy this weekend, but scientists said not to worry.
A solar storm was due to arrive Saturday morning and last through Sunday, slamming into Earth's magnetic field. Scientists said it will be a minor event and they have notified power grid operators, airlines and other potentially affected parties.
"This isn't the mother of all anything," said forecaster Joe Kunches at the government's Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colo. "We don't see any ill effects to any systems...."