Likewise, the current sunspot count continues rising (102) while the A-index declines to favorable high frequency levels with a slight uptick in the K-index. However, recovery after the storm, may stretch through the remainder of the weekend, potentially moving operators to the magic band? The current 6m signal density pattern is not promising anywhere on the planet according to DX Sherlock 2.3 map visualization.
Additionally, #hamr Twitter band reports are down at the moment, although the terminator has not approached the eastern seaboard of North America. In contrast, I heard a Papa Yankee 2 (PY2) Brazil and a Zulu Lima 3 (ZL3) New Zealand on 10m a few minutes ago, that's promising when considering my antenna farm.
We are out of the radio blackout and the ionosphere is slowly recovering from the latest storm to strike our planet. A north-to-south and west-to-east path on 10m from the central coast of California speaks well of improved terrestrial conditions at shackadelic.
According to the Glossary of Solar-Terrestrial Terms Bz is defined as, "A measure of North/South orientation of the interplanetary magnetic field measured perpendicular to the ecliptic plane. When Bz is southward, or antiparallel to the Earth's magnetic field, geomagnetic disturbances become much more severe than when Bz is northward."
Stay thirsty for DX my friends.
P.S. My Amateur Extra class license arrived in the mail however I'm looking to log my first station using my improved privileges.