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FXXX12 KWNP 281230

:Product: Forecast Discussion
:Issued: 2015 May 28 1230 UTC
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#             Forecast Discussion
Solar Activity

.24 hr Summary...
Solar activity was low. A single C1 flare was observed from the
southeast limb. Some new spot regions rotated onto the visible disk in
the northeast (N11E63, N13E52) and southeast [S11E60) and are being
monitored for potential numbering. There was a small filament eruption
in the southeast near S38E45 but is not expected to impact Earth. There
are three large filaments on the visible disk that bear watching.

A type-II radio sweep (Est. 493 km/s) was reported at 27/1234 UTC, with
no associated significant X-ray event. Once SOHO/LASCO coronagraph
imagery became available, a CME was observed erupting from the northeast
limb at 27/1325 UTC.  This event appeared to be correlated with an
eruption on SDO/AIA 193 imagery on the northeast limb and is not
expected to be geoeffective. No Earth directed CMEs were observed on
available LASCO imagery.

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels with a growing
chance for C-class activity over the next three days (28-30 May). Day
three is also forecast to have a slight change for a M-class (R1-minor)
solar flare event, as old region 2339 is expected to return to the
visible disk.

Energetic Particles

.24 hr Summary...
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal background levels
while the greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background levels
this period.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected to be at predominately
normal background levels over the next two days (28-29 May), with an
increasing chance of moderate levels on day three (30 May) due to
elevated solar winds from a high speed solar wind stream. The greater
than 10 MeV proton flux is expected to remain at background levels
throughout the forecast period.

Solar Wind

.24 hr Summary...
Solar wind parameters, measured at the ACE spacecraft, indicated a
continued ambient wind environment. Solar wind speed was between 320 and
340 km/s. Total magnetic field strength was between 5 nT and 7 nT while
the Bz component mostly varied between -6 to +6 nT. The phi angle
switched several times between a negative (toward) to a positive (away)
orientation throughout the period.

An equatorial, positive polarity, coronal hole high speed stream (CH
HSS) moves into a geoeffective position over the next three days (28-30
May), bringing enhanced solar wind conditions. Peak solar wind speed is
forecast near 500 km/s and the brunt of the effects are expected on day


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

The geomagnetic field is expected to persist at quiet to unsettled
conditions on day one (28 May) as an equatorial, positive polarity CH
HSS moves into a geoeffective position. By day two (29 May) active
conditions are possible. Day three is forecast to see a return of quiet
to unsettled levels, as CH HSS effects begin to wane. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.