Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 21 October 2010

By SpaceRef Editor
October 21, 2010
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:Product: Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity
:Issued: 2010 Oct 21 2200 UTC
# Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA,
# Space Weather Prediction Center and the U.S. Air Force.
Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity
SDF Number 294 Issued at 2200Z on 21 Oct 2010
IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 20/2100Z
to 21/2100Z: Solar activity was very low. Today’s activity consisted
of occasional, low-level B-class flares. Most of these were either
from Region 1112 (S20, behind west limb) or Region 1117 (N23E48),
although at least one event appeared to originate from a new group
just behind the East limb (around N25). Regions 1113 (N16W31) and
1115 (S29W13) were quiet and stable.
IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very
low, although there is a slight chance for an isolated C-class event
during the next three days (22-24 October).
IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 20/2100Z to 21/2100Z:
The geomagnetic field was quiet during the past 24 hours.
IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is
expected to be generally quiet for the first day (22 October) and
about halfway through the second day (23 October). Sometime around
mid-day on 23 October and continuing through the third day (24
October), an increase to unsettled levels with a chance for active
periods is expected. There is also a chance for isolated storm
periods at some locations during this interval. The increase is
forecast because of expected effects from a high speed solar wind
stream from a favorably positioned coronal hole.
III. Event Probabilities 22 Oct-24 Oct
Class M 01/01/01
Class X 01/01/01
Proton 01/01/01
PCAF Green
IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 21 Oct 084
Predicted 22 Oct-24 Oct 082/082/082
90 Day Mean 21 Oct 081
V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 20 Oct 003/004
Estimated Afr/Ap 21 Oct 003/005
Predicted Afr/Ap 22 Oct-24 Oct 005/005-010/010-015/015
VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 22 Oct-24 Oct
A. Middle Latitudes
Active 05/30/40
Minor storm 01/15/20
Major-severe storm 01/05/05
B. High Latitudes
Active 05/35/45
Minor storm 01/20/25
Major-severe storm 01/10/15

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