Status Report

Space Weather Outlook #00-46 2000 October 24 at 01:07 p.m. MDT (2000 October 24 1907 UT)

By SpaceRef Editor
October 24, 2000
Filed under

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


2000 October 24 at 01:07 p.m. MDT (2000 October 24 1907 UT)


Summary For October 16-22

Space weather reached minor levels during the week. Isolated category R1
(minor) radio blackouts occurred on October 16 and 21. These blackouts
likely caused occasional loss of high-frequency radio contact and brief
degradation of low-frequency navigation signals, with effects limited
to the sunlit side of Earth. A category S1 (minor) solar radiation
storm occurred during October 16 – 17. Category S1 radiation storms
typically result in minor impacts on high-frequency radio communication
in the polar regions.

Outlook For October 25-31

Space weather is expected to remain at minor levels. Isolated category
R1 (minor) radio blackouts are possible during the period with effects
similar to those mentioned above.

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at or (303) 497-6288.

SpaceRef staff editor.