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FXXX12 KWNP 231230
DAYDIS

:Product: Forecast Discussion
:Issued: 2017 Sep 23 1230 UTC
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Solar Activity

.24 hr Summary...
Solar activity was at very low levels.  Region 2681 (S13E39, Hsx/alpha)
remained quiet and stable.  No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in
available satellite imagery.

.Forecast...
Solar activity is expected to increase to low levels with a slight
chance for M-class (R1-R2, Minor-Moderate) flares on days one through
three (23-25 Sep) with the return of old Region 2673 (S09, L=119).

Energetic Particles

.24 hr Summary...
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal to high levels with a
maximum flux of 36,942 pfu at 22/1655 UTC.  The greater than 10 MeV
proton flux continued at background values.

.Forecast...
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected to be at high levels on
day one (23 Sep).  A decrease to moderate levels is likely on day two
(24 Sep) with the arrival of a CIR in advance of a negative polarity CH
HSS.  Another increase to high levels is expected by day three (25 Sep).
The greater than 10 MeV proton flux is expected to remain at background
levels.

Solar Wind

.24 hr Summary...
Solar wind parameters were at nominal levels.  Solar wind speed began
the period at approximately 380 km/s and ended near 410 km/s.  Total
field ranged from 1 to 5 nT while the Bz component dropped to a low
value of -5 nT.  Phi angle was oriented in a mostly positive (away)
sector with some variability between 22/1550-22/2030 UTC.

.Forecast...
Solar wind parameters are expected to be at nominal levels on day one
(23 Sep).  On days two and three (24-25 Sep), parameters are expected to
become enhanced from a negative polarity CH HSS.

Geospace

.24 hr Summary...
The geomagnetic field was quiet.

.Forecast...
The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on
day one (23 Sep) under a nominal solar wind regime.  Quiet to active
levels are expected on days two and three (24-25 Sep) with the arrival
of a negative polarity CH HSS.



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