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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 18 September 2020

Status Report From: Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA)
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast SDF Number 262 Issued at 2200Z on 18 Sep 2020 IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 17/2100Z to 18/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently 0 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low on days one, two, and three (19 Sep, 20 Sep, 21 Sep). IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 17/2100Z to 18/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to unsettled levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 333 km/s at 18/1910Z. Total IMF reached 8 nT at 18/1559Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -4 nT at 18/1552Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 288 pfu.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet levels on days one, two, and three (19 Sep, 20 Sep, 21 Sep). III. Event probabilities 19 Sep-21 Sep Class M 01/01/01 Class X 01/01/01 Proton 01/01/01 PCAF green IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux Observed 18 Sep 070 Predicted 19 Sep-21 Sep 070/070/070 90 Day Mean 18 Sep 070 V. Geomagnetic A Indices Observed Afr/Ap 17 Sep 005/004 Estimated Afr/Ap 18 Sep 004/005 Predicted Afr/Ap 19 Sep-21 Sep 006/005-006/005-006/005 VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 19 Sep-21 Sep A. Middle Latitudes Active 10/05/05 Minor Storm 01/01/01 Major-severe storm 01/01/01 B. High Latitudes Active 15/15/15 Minor Storm 15/15/15 Major-severe storm 10/05/05


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