Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 19 Aug 2003

By SpaceRef Editor
August 19, 2003
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SDF Number 231 Issued at 2200Z on 19 Aug 2003

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 18/2100Z
to 19/2100Z: Solar activity was moderate. Region 431 produced two
M-class flares, an M2/1n at 19/0759 UTC and an M2/2f at 19/1006 UTC.
The second M-flare was associated with a CME observed in LASCO
images to be directed to the southwest. Region 436 (N08E42) produced
a C5/Sf flare at 19/1826 UTC. Other disk regions were quiet. New
Region 437 (S22W27) emerged on the disk.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low
to moderate. A small M-class flares is possible in Region 431 or

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 18/2100Z to 19/2100Z:
The geomagnetic field ranged from major storm to quiet levels. The
CME-induced disturbance that occurred yesterday appears to have
ended. The field has been at unsettled to quiet levels since about
19/0600 UTC.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is
expected to be quiet to unsettled for the next 48 hours. Active
conditions may start on 22 August in response to a recurrent
high-speed coronal hole stream.

III. Event Probabilities 20 Aug-22 Aug

  • Class M 25/25/25
  • Class X 01/01/01
  • Proton 01/01/01
  • PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux

  • Observed 19 Aug 117
  • Predicted 20 Aug-22 Aug 115/110/105
  • 90 Day Mean 19 Aug 127

V. Geomagnetic A Indices

  • Observed Afr/Ap 18 Aug 046/086
  • Estimated Afr/Ap 19 Aug 015/020
  • Predicted Afr/Ap 20 Aug-22 Aug 015/015-015/015-020/025

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 20 Aug-22 Aug
A. Middle Latitudes

  • Active 15/15/30
  • Minor storm 05/05/10
  • Major-severe storm 01/01/05

B. High Latitudes

  • Active 20/20/50
  • Minor storm 10/10/15
  • Major-severe storm 01/01/05

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