Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 19 Feb 2006

By SpaceRef Editor
February 19, 2006
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Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 19 Feb 2006

Product: Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity
Issued: 2006 Feb 19 2200 UTC
Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA,
Space Environment Center and the U.S. Air Force.

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity
SDF Number 050 Issued at 2200Z on 19 Feb 2006

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 18/2100Z to 19/2100Z: Solar activity was at very low levels. No significant activity was noted today. The visible disk remains spotless.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to continue at very low levels.

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 18/2100Z to 19/2100Z: The geomagnetic field was at quiet to unsettled levels. The ACE spacecraft indicates that weak coronal hole effects began near 19/1430Z with a meager rise in wind speed and temperature.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels. Active to isolated minor storm conditions are possible on 22 February due to a favorably positioned coronal hole high speed solar wind stream.

III. Event Probabilities 20 Feb-22 Feb

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

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux

  • Observed 19 Feb 077
  • Predicted 20 Feb-22 Feb 075/075/075
  • 90 Day Mean 19 Feb 085

V. Geomagnetic A Indices

  • Observed Afr/Ap 18 Feb 002/002
  • Estimated Afr/Ap 19 Feb 006/006
  • Predicted Afr/Ap 20 Feb-22 Feb 006/008-006/010-012/020

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 20 Feb-22 Feb

A. Middle Latitudes

  • Active 15/15/25
  • Minor storm 01/01/10
  • Major-severe storm 01/01/05

B. High Latitudes

  • Active 20/25/35
  • Minor storm 05/10/25
  • Major-severe storm 01/05/15

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