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

Status Report From: Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA)
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast SDF Number 323 Issued at 2200Z on 18 Nov 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 1 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 Nov, 20 Nov, 21 Nov). IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 17/2100Z to 18/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 319 km/s at 17/2310Z. Total IMF reached 6 nT at 17/2218Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -5 nT at 17/2219Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 197 pfu.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet levels on days one and two (19 Nov, 20 Nov) and quiet to unsettled levels on day three (21 Nov). III. Event probabilities 19 Nov-21 Nov Class M 01/01/01 Class X 01/01/01 Proton 01/01/01 PCAF green IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux Observed 18 Nov 077 Predicted 19 Nov-21 Nov 075/075/075 90 Day Mean 18 Nov 075 V. Geomagnetic A Indices Observed Afr/Ap 17 Nov 003/002 Estimated Afr/Ap 18 Nov 004/004 Predicted Afr/Ap 19 Nov-21 Nov 005/005-006/005-008/008 VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 19 Nov-21 Nov A. Middle Latitudes Active 10/10/20 Minor Storm 01/01/05 Major-severe storm 01/01/01 B. High Latitudes Active 20/15/15 Minor Storm 20/20/25 Major-severe storm 10/10/25

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