Status Report

NOAA SEC Space Weather Advisory Outlook #02-36 — 3 Sep 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
September 3, 2002
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Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Environment Center
Boulder, Colorado, USA

2002 September 03 at 10:14 a.m. MDT (2002 September 03 1614 UTC)


Summary For August 26-September 1
Space weather reached strong levels. A category R3 (strong) radio
blackout occurred due to an energetic solar flare that erupted at 7:29
a.m. MDT (mountain daylight time) on August 30th. Category R1 (minor)
radio blackouts also occurred on August 26, 28 and 29th. The
geomagnetic field surrounding earth had a category G1 (minor) storm
on August 26th due mainly to a cloud of solar material interacting with
Earth’s magnetic field. For a list of adverse system effects due to
space weather storms, please refer to the NOAA Space Weather Scales.

Outlook For September 4-10
Space weather is expected to reach the minor levels. Category R1
(minor) radio blackouts are possible. There is a slight chance of a
category R2 (moderate) radio blackout occurring after September 7th.

Data used to provide space weather services are contributed by NOAA,
USAF, NASA, NSF, USGS, the International Space Environment Services
and other observatories, universities, and institutions. For more
information, including email services, see SEC’s Space Weather
Advisories Web site or (303) 497-5127.
The NOAA Public Affairs contact is Barbara McGehan at or (303) 497-6288.

SpaceRef staff editor.