Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 4 May 2018

By SpaceRef Editor
May 4, 2018
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 124 Issued at 2200Z on 04 May 2018

IA.  Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 03/2100Z to 04/2100Z: 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 with a slight chance for a C-class flare on days one, two, and three (05 May, 06 May, 07 May).

IIA.  Geophysical Activity Summary 03/2100Z to 04/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 440 km/s at 04/0641Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 643 pfu.

IIB.  Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet levels on day one (05 May), quiet to minor storm levels on day two (06 May) and unsettled to minor storm levels on day three (07 May).

III.  Event probabilities 05 May-07 May
Class M    01/01/01
Class X    01/01/01
Proton     01/01/01
PCAF       green

IV.  Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed           04 May 068
Predicted   05 May-07 May 068/068/069
90 Day Mean        04 May 070

V.  Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 03 May  003/003
Estimated Afr/Ap 04 May  005/005
Predicted Afr/Ap 05 May-07 May  006/005-017/022-014/020

VI.  Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 05 May-07 May
A.  Middle Latitudes
Active                10/40/40
Minor Storm           01/30/25
Major-severe storm    01/05/05
B.  High Latitudes
Active                15/10/10
Minor Storm           15/25/30
Major-severe storm    15/55/55

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