Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 25 Oct 2005

By SpaceRef Editor
October 25, 2005
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Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA,
Space Environment Center and the U.S. Air Force.
Updated 2005 Oct 25 2204 UTC

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity
SDF Number 298 Issued at 2200Z on 25 Oct 2005

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 24/2100Z to 25/2100Z: Solar activity was at very low levels. No sunspots were reported on the visible disk. No new regions were numbered today.

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

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 24/2100Z to 25/2100Z: The geomagnetic field was at quiet to active levels. A solar sector boundary crossing was observed at ACE at 24/2000 UTC. Solar wind speed is elevated at approximately 450 km/s due to a geoeffective coronal hole high speed wind stream.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels. Isolated active conditions are possible due to the ongoing effects of a coronal hole high speed stream.

III. Event Probabilities 26 Oct-28 Oct

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

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux

  • Observed 25 Oct 073
  • Predicted 26 Oct-28 Oct 075/075/075
  • 90 Day Mean 25 Oct 088

V. Geomagnetic A Indices

  • Observed Afr/Ap 24 Oct 003/004
  • Estimated Afr/Ap 25 Oct 012/020
  • Predicted Afr/Ap 26 Oct-28 Oct 008/010-005/008-008/008

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 26 Oct-28 Oct

A. Middle Latitudes

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

B. High Latitudes

  • Active 20/20/20
  • Minor storm 10/10/10
  • Major-severe storm 01/01/01

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