[ips-sf] IPS Summary Forecast for 17 May - issued 2328UT/16-May-2014

rwc rwc at ips.gov.au
Sat May 17 09:28:17 EST 2014

Solar activity was low during 16 May and is expected to remain low
today. There were 7 C class solar X ray flares during the previous 24
hours. The largest event was a C5.7 flare from AR 2056 peaking at
07:04 UT. AR 2056 and AR 2063 have been the most active source of
these minor flares. There is still a possibility that one of these
regions will produce a moderate M class flare. There are presently no
Earthward directed CMEs. The solar wind speed continues to remain
light and steady near 350 km/s. Conditions for HF radio communication
have been near or slightly above values expected for this phase of the
solar cycle and time of year.

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