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Solar storm may cause cell phone, radio disruption

| Staff Reporters

Local officials warn that 2020 might bring one more challenge — a solar storm that occurred on Dec. 7 and is predicted to potentially affect the area beginning late Wednesday, Dec. 9. Effects of the magnetic storm, including disrupted cell phone and radio communication, may continue into Friday.

According to NOAA, a geomagnetic storm watch is in effect from Dec. 9-11, due to effects from a Coronal Mass Ejection, which is associated with the solar storm that may affect earth.

 

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