Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 25 August 2016

By SpaceRef Editor
August 25, 2016
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 238 Issued at 2200Z on 25 Aug 2016

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 24/2100Z to 25/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently 3 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low with a slight chance for a C-class flare on days one, two, and three (26 Aug, 27 Aug, 28 Aug).

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 24/2100Z to 25/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to unsettled levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 611 km/s at 25/0737Z. Total IMF reached 6 nT at 25/2037Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -4 nT at 25/0655Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 1295 pfu.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on days one and three (26 Aug, 28 Aug) and quiet levels on day two (27 Aug).

III. Event probabilities 26 Aug-28 Aug
Class M 01/01/01
Class X 01/01/01
Proton 01/01/01
PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 25 Aug 079
Predicted 26 Aug-28 Aug 078/078/078
90 Day Mean 25 Aug 084

V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 24 Aug 017/019
Estimated Afr/Ap 25 Aug 009/010
Predicted Afr/Ap 26 Aug-28 Aug 008/008-006/005-008/008

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 26 Aug-28 Aug
A. Middle Latitudes
Active 10/10/15
Minor Storm 05/01/05
Major-severe storm 01/01/01
B. High Latitudes
Active 15/15/15
Minor Storm 20/15/20
Major-severe storm 15/10/25

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