- Status Report
- August 14, 2022
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 16 August 2018
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 228 Issued at 2200Z on 16 Aug 2018
IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 15/2100Z to 16/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There is currently 1 numbered sunspot region on the disk.
IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low on days one, two, and three (17 Aug, 18 Aug, 19 Aug).
IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 15/2100Z to 16/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to active levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 512 km/s at 16/0128Z. Total IMF reached 13 nT at 16/1007Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -8 nT at 15/2106Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 391 pfu.
IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on day one (17 Aug) and quiet levels on days two and three (18 Aug, 19 Aug).
III. Event probabilities 17 Aug-19 Aug
Class M 01/01/01
Class X 01/01/01
IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 16 Aug 068
Predicted 17 Aug-19 Aug 069/069/069
90 Day Mean 16 Aug 071
V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 15 Aug 012/014
Estimated Afr/Ap 16 Aug 012/013
Predicted Afr/Ap 17 Aug-19 Aug 010/010-005/005-006/005
VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 17 Aug-19 Aug
A. Middle Latitudes
Minor Storm 05/01/01
Major-severe storm 01/01/01
B. High Latitudes
Minor Storm 25/20/20
Major-severe storm 25/10/10