Status Report

Space Weather Outlook #02-10 — 5 Mar 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
March 5, 2002
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Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Environment Center
Boulder, Colorado, USA


2002 March 05 at 12:49 p.m. MST (2002 March 05 1949 UT)


Summary For February 25-March 3

Space weather reached moderate levels during the period. Category R1
(minor) radio blackouts occurred on February 25, 27 and again on
February 28 due to moderate sized solar flares. The solar flare on
February 28 caused a category G1 (minor) storm in the earths
geomagnetic field. There were no solar radiation storms the period.
For a list of adverse system effects related to space weather, please
refer to they NOAA Space Weather Scales.

Outlook For March 6-12

Space weather is expected to be at minor levels. Isolated R1 (minor)
radio blackouts are likely. There is a slight chance for a category
G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm on March 06-08 due to an expected increase
in solar wind.

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.