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FXXX12 KWNP 071232

:Product: Forecast Discussion
:Issued: 2016 Feb 07 1230 UTC
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#             Forecast Discussion
Solar Activity

.24 hr Summary...
Solar activity was at low levels.  C1/Sf flares occurred at 06/1938 UTC
and 06/2244 UTC from Region 2494 (S11W23, Dki/beta), as well as a C1
flares at 07/0445 UTC and 07/1035 UTC from Region 2496 (N08E38,
Bxi/beta).  Slight growth was observed in Region 2492 (N13E01,
Dri/beta-gamma) with slight to moderate growth in Regions 2494, 2495
(S08W69, Dao/beta), and 2497 (N13E52, Dai/beta).  Region 2496 reemerged
over the period.  Umbral separation was noted in the larger trailing
spots of Region 2494.  No Earth-directed coronal mass ejections (CMEs)
were observed in available coronagraph imagery.

Solar activity is expected to be at low levels with a slight chance for
M-class (R1-R2, Minor-Moderate radio blackouts) over the next three days
(07-09 Feb).

Energetic Particle

.24 hr Summary...
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached moderate levels while the
greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background levels.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected reach moderate levels
on days one through three (07-09 Feb). The greater than 10 MeV proton
flux is expected to continue at background levels.

Solar Wind

.24 hr Summary...
Solar wind parameters indicated a solar sector boundary change around
07/0435 UTC to a negative (towards) sector followed by the beginning of
a prolonged negative Bz component late in the period.  Total field
ranged from 1-6 nT while the Bz component was between +/-5 nT.  Solar
wind decreased from approximately 450 km/s to near 395 km/s.

Late on day one (07 Feb), an enhancement is likely from the onset of a
negative polarity CH HSS.  Enhancements are anticipated to persist
through day three (09 Feb).  Modeling of the 05 Feb CME events shows an
additional enhancement likely on day three (09 Feb) due to a possible
weak glancing blow.


.24 hr Summary...
The geomagnetic field was at quiet to unsettled levels.

Unsettled to active conditions are expected for the latter half of day
one (07 Feb) as a negative polarity CH HSS becomes geoeffective.
Unsettled to active conditions are expected to persist through day two
(08 Feb).  A weak glancing blow from the 05 Feb CME is possible around
mid-day on day three (09 Feb) causing continued unsettled to active
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