Status Report

NOAA SEC Space Weather Advisory Outlook #03-52

By SpaceRef Editor
December 30, 2003
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Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Environment Center
Boulder, Colorado, USA


2003 December 30 at 9:21 a.m. MST (2003 December 30 1621 UTC)


Summary For December 22-28

Space weather during the past week briefly reached moderate levels. A
Category R1 (minor) radio blackout occurred on 26 December due to an M1
class solar flare at 12:28 MST on December 26th (1928 UTC). No other
significant space weather occurred during the period. For a list of
adverse system effects related to space weather storms, please refer to
the NOAA Space Weather Scales.

Outlook For December 31-January 6

Space weather for the next week is expected to reach moderate levels.
There is a slight chance of a category R1 (minor) radio blackout early
in week. A small coronal hole early in the week and a larger coronal
hole later in the week may produce high speed solar winds and
subsequently category G1 (minor) – G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storms.

For current space weather conditions please refer to:

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.