- Press Release
- August 7, 2022
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 24 May 2022
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 144 Issued at 2200Z on 24 May 2022
IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 23/2100Z to 24/2100Z: Solar activity has been at low levels for the past 24 hours. The largest solar event of the period was a C4 event observed at 24/0922Z from Region 3017 (S17W86). There are currently 9 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.
IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low with a chance for M-class flares on days one and two (25 May, 26 May) and expected to be low with a slight chance for an M-class flare on day three (27 May).
IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 23/2100Z to 24/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 442 km/s at 24/0115Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 968 pfu.
IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet levels on day one (25 May) and quiet to active levels on days two and three (26 May, 27 May). Protons greater than 10 Mev have a slight chance of crossing threshold on days one and two (25 May, 26 May).
III. Event probabilities 25 May-27 May
Class M 35/25/15
Class X 05/05/01
IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 24 May 147
Predicted 25 May-27 May 146/144/140
90 Day Mean 24 May 127
V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 23 May 006/006
Estimated Afr/Ap 24 May 004/005
Predicted Afr/Ap 25 May-27 May 006/005-010/012-011/014
VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 25 May-27 May
A. Middle Latitudes
Minor Storm 01/10/10
Major-severe storm 01/01/01
B. High Latitudes
Minor Storm 20/30/30
Major-severe storm 15/40/40