Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 30 Dec 2008

By SpaceRef Editor
December 30, 2008
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Product: Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity
Issued: 2008 Dec 30 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 365 Issued at 2200Z on 30 Dec 2008

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 29/2100Z to 30/2100Z: Solar activity was very low with no flares observed. The visible disk remained spotless.

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

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 29/2100Z to 30/2100Z: The geomagnetic field was quiet.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled all three days of the forecast period (31 December – 02 January) due to a recurrent coronal hole high speed stream that will rotate into a geoeffective position.

III. Event Probabilities 31 Dec-02 Jan

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

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux

  • Observed 30 Dec 069
  • Predicted 31 Dec-02 Jan 070/070/070
  • 90 Day Mean 30 Dec 069

V. Geomagnetic A Indices

  • Observed Afr/Ap 29 Dec 001/000
  • Estimated Afr/Ap 30 Dec 001/005
  • Predicted Afr/Ap 31 Dec-02 Jan 005/008-008/010-012/012

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 31 Dec-02 Jan

A. Middle Latitudes

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

B. High Latitudes A

  • ctive 20/25/25
  • Minor storm 05/05/10
  • Major-severe storm 01/01/01

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