NOAA SEC Space Weather Outlook #01-18 -- 8 May 2001


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

SPACE WEATHER OUTLOOK #01- 18
2001 May 08 at 02:34 p.m. MDT (2001 May 08 2034 UT)

**** SPACE WEATHER OUTLOOK ****

Summary For April 30-May 6

Space weather decreased to minor levels. Isolated category R1 (minor) radio blackouts occurred on May 1 - 2 due to moderate-sized solar flares. Category R1 radio blackouts normally cause minor degradation of high-frequency radio communication and low-frequency navigation signals on the sunlit side of Earth (for a more complete list of adverse system effects, please refer to the NOAA Space Weather Scales).

Outlook For May 9-15

Space weather is expected to remain at minor levels. Isolated category R1 radio blackouts may occur 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 http://sec.noaa.gov or (303) 497-5127. The NOAA Public Affairs contact is Barbara McGehan at bmcgehan@boulder.noaa.gov or (303) 497-6288.

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