Status Report

NOAA SEC Space Weather Outlook #02-6

By SpaceRef Editor
February 6, 2002
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Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Environment Center
Boulder, Colorado, USA


2002 February 06 at 8:32 a.m. MST (2002 February 06 1532 UT)


Summary For January 28-February 5

Space weather reached minor levels. Isolated category R1 (minor) radio
blackouts occurred on January 31 and February 4 due to moderate-sized
solar flares. Intermittent category G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm
conditions occurred during the first half of February 2 (UT time) as a
coronal mass ejection passed Earth. There were no solar radiation
storms detected during the period. For a list of adverse system effects
related to space weather, please refer to the NOAA Space Weather

Outlook For February 6-12

Space weather is expected to remain at minor levels. Isolated category
R1 (minor) radio blackouts are likely. A high-speed solar wind stream
associated with a coronal hole is expected to affect the geomagnetic
field during February 6 – 7. There will be a slight chance for category
G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm conditions during this time. There will
also be a slight chance for a category S1 (minor) radiation storm
during the period.

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. More
information is available at SEC’s Web site or
(303) 497-5127. The NOAA Public Affairs contact is Barbara McGehan
at or (303) 497-6288.

SpaceRef staff editor.