Status Report

Space Weather Outlook #00-36 8 August 2000

By SpaceRef Editor
August 8, 2000
Filed under

Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Environment Center
Boulder, Colorado, USA


2000 August 08 at 02:20 p.m. MDT (2000 August 08 2020 UT)


Summary For July 31-August 6

Space weather ranged from calm to minor levels. A category G1 (minor)
geomagnetic storm occurred on August 5 as relatively high solar winds
buffeted the Earth’s magnetic field. Category G1 geomagnetic storms
normally result in minor effects on electrical power grids and
satellite operations.

Outlook For August 9-15

Space weather is expected to reach minor levels. Isolated category R1
(minor) radio blackouts are possible during the week. Should an R1
radio blackout occur, expect the following system effects on the sunlit
portion of Earth: minor degradation of high-frequency radio
communication signals resulting in occasional loss of contact for
mariners and en route aviators, and brief degradation of low-frequency
navigation signals affecting maritime and general aviation

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.