Status Report

Space Weather Advisory Outlook #03- 5

By SpaceRef Editor
February 4, 2003
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2003 February 04 at 12:55 p.m. MST (2003 February 04 1955 UTC)


Summary For January 27-February 2

Space weather reached minor levels during the week. One category R1
(minor) radio blackout occurred on February 1st due to an energetic
solar flare on the sun. A geomagnetic storm reaching the G1 (minor)
level occurred on February 1st and 2nd. An isolated period of G2
(moderate) geomagnetic storming was observed on February 2nd. For a
list of adverse system effects related to space weather storms, please
refer to the NOAA Space Weather Scales.

Outlook For February 5-11

Space weather may reach minor levels with R1 radio blackout conditions
possible. There is also a chance for a G1 geomagnetic storm on
February 5th and 6th due to a recurrent coronal hole, which produces
high-speed solar wind. Geomagnetic storming occurs when the high-speed
solar wind interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field.

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.