Space Weather Outlook #02-3 -- 15 Jan 2002

Status Report From: Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA)
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2002

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

2002 January 15 at 11:11 a.m. MST (2002 January 15 1811 UT)


Summary For January 7-13

Space weather reached category 2 (moderate) levels. A category R2 (moderate) radio blackout occurred on January 9 at 1:01 p.m. MST (2002 January 09 1801 UT) due to a major solar flare. Isolated category R1 (minor) radio blackouts occurred during January 9 - 13 due to moderate-sized solar flares. A category S1 (minor) solar radiation storm occurred during January 10 - 13. Category G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm conditions were observed on Jan 10 due to a high-speed solar wind stream associated with a coronal hole. For a list of adverse system effects related to space weather storms, please refer to the NOAA Space Weather Scales.

Outlook For January 16-22

Space weather is expected to be at mostly minor levels. Isolated category R1 (minor) radio blackouts are likely. There will also be a chance for an isolated category R2 (moderate) radio blackout. A category S1 (minor) solar radiation storm began on January 15. It is expected to end early in the outlook period. No geomagnetic storms are expected.

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.

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