Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 13 September 2018

Status Report From: Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA)
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast SDF Number 255 Issued at 2200Z on 12 Sep 2018 IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 11/2100Z to 12/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently 0 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very lowon days one, two, and three (13 Sep, 14 Sep, 15 Sep). IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 11/2100Z to 12/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 624 km/s at 12/0438Z. Total IMF reached 6 nT at 11/2337Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -4 nT at 12/0328Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 1911 pfu.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to active levels on day one (13 Sep), quiet to unsettled levels on day two (14 Sep) and quiet levels on day three (15 Sep). III. Event probabilities 13 Sep-15 Sep Class M 01/01/01 Class X 01/01/01 Proton 01/01/01 PCAF green IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux Observed 12 Sep 070 Predicted 13 Sep-15 Sep 068/068/070 90 Day Mean 12 Sep 070 V. Geomagnetic A Indices Observed Afr/Ap 11 Sep 024/030 Estimated Afr/Ap 12 Sep 005/006 Predicted Afr/Ap 13 Sep-15 Sep 010/012-009/008-006/005 VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 13 Sep-15 Sep A. Middle Latitudes Active 25/20/10 Minor Storm 10/05/01 Major-severe storm 01/01/01 B. High Latitudes Active 15/15/15 Minor Storm 25/25/20 Major-severe storm 35/25/20

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