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:Product: 3-Day Forecast
:Issued: 2017 Mar 26 1230 UTC
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#             3-Day Forecast
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A. NOAA Geomagnetic Activity Observation and Forecast

The greatest observed 3 hr Kp over the past 24 hours was 2 (below NOAA
Scale levels).
The greatest expected 3 hr Kp for Mar 26-Mar 28 2017 is 6 (NOAA Scale
G2).

NOAA Kp index breakdown Mar 26-Mar 28 2017

            Mar 26     Mar 27     Mar 28
00-03UT        2          4          5 (G1)
03-06UT        0          5 (G1)     6 (G2)
06-09UT        1          4          5 (G1)
09-12UT        2          3          4
12-15UT        2          3          4
15-18UT        3          3          4
18-21UT        3          4          5 (G1)
21-00UT        4          5 (G1)     6 (G2)

Rationale: G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storms are likely on day two (27 Mar)
with G1 (Minor) and G2 (Moderate) levels likely on day thee (28 Mar) due
to coronal hole high speed stream activity.

B. NOAA Solar Radiation Activity Observation and Forecast

Solar radiation, as observed by NOAA GOES-13 over the past 24 hours, was
below S-scale storm level thresholds.

Solar Radiation Storm Forecast for Mar 26-Mar 28 2017

              Mar 26  Mar 27  Mar 28
S1 or greater    1%      1%      1%

Rationale: No S1 (Minor) or greater solar radiation storms are expected.
No significant active region activity favorable for radiation storm
production is forecast.

C. NOAA Radio Blackout Activity and Forecast

No radio blackouts were observed over the past 24 hours.

Radio Blackout Forecast for Mar 26-Mar 28 2017

              Mar 26        Mar 27        Mar 28
R1-R2            1%            1%            1%
R3 or greater    1%            1%            1%

Rationale: No R1 (Minor) or greater radio blackouts are expected.  No
significant active region flare activity is forecast.


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