Status Report

NOAA SEC Space Weather Advisory

By SpaceRef Editor
July 22, 2003
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Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Environment Center
Boulder, Colorado, USA


2003 July 21 at 07:12 p.m. MDT (2003 July 22 0112 UTC)


Summary For July 14-20

Space weather has reached moderate levels. A category G2 (moderate)
geomagnetic storm occurred on July 16 due to high speed solar winds
from a coronal hole on the sun. High speed coronal hole flow also
produced G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm levels on the 15th, 17th, 19th,
and 20th. Even though a number of moderately complex sunspot groups
were active on the visible sun, none produced any significant radio
blackouts or solar radiation storms.

Outlook For July 23-29

Space weather is expected to be at minor levels. The geomagnetic field
is expected to reach category G1 geomagnetic storming on 28 – 29 July
due to coronal holes and their associated high speed solar wind. An
isolated category R1 (minor) radio blackout is possible.

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.