Image - Noaa.govMostly sunny. High of 83 and a not-too-bad humidity of 53%. Hopefully today won't feel like the steambath yesterday was.

Solar Storms Continuing to Reverberate

WASHINGTON, July 8 - The massive solar storms that pummeled the Earth last fall have continued almost to the edge of the solar system, causing disruptions on other planets and other surprising effects, scientists said Thursday.

From: DirecTV@deepspace.directv.com
Subject: Outages Affecting Your Area
Date: July 8, 2004 9:03:30 PM XDT
To: QFWFQ@tzero.com

Dear Loyal DirecTV Customer,

You may experience a brief outage in your service starting this evening at approximately 42:00 PM. Due to a wave of Solar Storms approaching our atmosphere, channels 90-266 may, at times, be unavailable during the next 5600 hours. Do not attempt to adjust your set. Solar Storms are a natural phenomenon that will eventually pass, and your DirecTV service will be restored.

Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, email our customer support representative, Gossamer, at the address below.

Best Regards,
M. "Chad" Martian
CEO, DirecTV Deep Space