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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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USAF Wing Kp Model Removed from SWPC Website

Output from SWPC/UMich Geospace Model
USAF Wing Kp Model Removed from SWPC Website
published: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 19:22 UTC

Attention Wing Kp Model Users - In mid June 2018, the US Air Force made a change to its Wing Kp model process which caused SWPC to cease ingesting the model into its operations and web site.  Given that SWPC has transitioned away from using the Wing Kp model in its forecast operations (SWPC forecasters now use its Geospace model), the decision was made not to expend SWPC resources to resume the ingest of this model here.  We apologize for any inconvenience this change and the resulting decision have on our customers.  We do encourage those still interested in short-term Kp predictions, to explore the data and products available from our Geospace model. The physics-based University of Michigan Geospace model is driven by the upstream solar wind to predict regional geomagnetic disturbances as well as global geomagnetic indices, Kp and Dst. Those operational outputs are currently available at:

Geospace Geomagnetic Activity Plot
Geospace Ground Magnetic Perturbation Maps
Geospace Magnetosphere Movies