wow, yep, huge ingress on the storm that was claimed initially on spaceweather to be wimpy.
[link to www.n3kl.org
] huge depression on the electron counts too, which is not really depression, just that during proton storms they don't get counted right. data here for those not knowing is on weather satellites, which well inside the magnetosphere, so when these register the storms, you know they have "come in". big kp
Also the coronal hole is due to arrive march8/9 which will be additive to the CME from the X5 flare due tomorrow sometime too. If this cme arrives tomorrow it should show an appropriate high wind speed too. People made a big deal out of NOTHING when cme came in when I was on vacation, a Saturday evening, because the wind was not much affected. The WIND reflects how FAST a storm arrives. Wind can even decrease from where it was before the storm if the arrival is slow. On this CME that came in last night, it was running faster that the conditions before it hit, and then it suddenly dropped off, and the wind is down close to or less than 300 right now. It's just like your car if you accelerate or brake, which you measure in mph, in the us of a, other places generally km/per hour.
Solar Wind is measured as here: [link to www.swpc.noaa.gov
] click on the dials for the actual current figures unless the ace satellite is down. this site also lets you know some other quick information.