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Space Weather Conditions
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Current Space Weather Conditions
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HF Radio: Weak or minor degradation of HF radio communication on sunlit side, occasional loss of radio contact.
Navigation: Low-frequency navigation signals degraded for brief intervals.
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SWPC Tours

Note: Tour sign-ups are available on the Conference Registration Website

Tours of the SWPC Forecast Center and ESRL (Earth Science Research Laboratory) Science on a Sphere exhibit will be given on Tuesday (April, 26th) and Thursday (April 28th). Shuttle buses will depart the Omni Interlocken Hotel at 12:15 pm on tour days. The Forecast Center is just a 15 minute drive from the hotel. A temporary pass will be provided to each visitor at the entrance to the site. 

IMPORTANT!

New Visitor Access Requirements

Effective July 21, 2014, under the REAL ID Act of 2005, federal agencies, including NOAA, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. Driver’s licenses from nine states and territories are not compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005 and will not be accepted as identification.

  • These states and territories include Alaska, Arizona, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, and American Samoa.
  • NOAA will accept only enhanced driver’s licenses (identified by the American Flag on the face of the card) from three additional states: Minnesota, New York, and Washington State.
  • Driver’s licenses from all other states and territories are Real ID-compliant. See map below.