So this morning I woke up to watch the local news, like I do a lot of mornings, mainly to catch up on the weather but also because I really am old fashioned in a lot of ways. There's something about getting the weather on TV that's more fun than Google. But I digress.
When I turned on my television to go to the station I usually get my news from, I wasn't getting a signal. So I switched to a second local station. Once again, no signal. This happens from time to time, where the TV and the Antenna fall out of sync somehow, and all I have to do is a channel search and the channels are "re-discovered." So that's what I did. Except something weird happened.
About two thirds of my local channels all disappeared. I could not get them to come up with auto search and I could not get them to come up when I typed the channels in manually. Know what I did get though? Television channels from a couple of cities that are about 50-100 miles away. Literally as clear as if they were local stations. My antenna has a range of 50 miles, so I didn't even know those channels existed. Somehow though, somehow, my TV could not pick up local channels but could pick up channels that were literally out of broadcast range.
Dala and I went out for the day, it's literally been over eight hours later, and I turned on the TV and restarted a channel search, and everything is now back to normal. Dala looked something up on some space weather website and said there was a solar storm last night and this morning (she says it may still even be ongoing).
I've literally never had this happen before. If I was reading this from someone else on here, I wouldn't believe them. But it happened and now I'm curious as heck and I want to know how.