Ion storms were a hazard in space.
Ion storms were a common hazard around Garazone. (AUDIO: Sword of Orion)
In 3864, Princess Ellua of Earth crashed on Peladon after one of her ships was damaged in an ion storm and the other ships tried to save it. (PROSE: Legacy)
Kane mentioned the rainbow flashes of an ion storm among the marvels he would have shown to Ace if she had joined his army of mercenaries. (TV: Dragonfire)
In the 51st century, the SS Madame de Pompadour was hit by an ion storm in the Dagmar Cluster, disrupting the electronics. The Clockwork Droids were activated to repair the damage. (WC: Tardisode 4, TV: The Girl in the Fireplace)