[ips-sf] IPS Summary Forecast for 16 February - issued 0620UT/16-Feb-2016 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

rwc rwc at ips.gov.au
Tue Feb 16 17:20:24 EST 2016

Low to Moderate solar flare activity. Elevated solar wind parameters
expected. A gradual increase in solar wind speed and Bt (total IMF)
observed between 02-06UT. Moderate to Strong solar wind speeds
expected. Geomagnetic conditions ranging from Unsettled to Active with
possible Minor Storm periods. Short-wave radio fadeouts possible due
to current active region 2497 recent M-class flares. High-frequency
radio communications normal with the chance of depressed maximum user
frequencies for high to mid latitudes. Aurora sightings possible from
southernmost Australian regions should solar wind speed continue to
increase with sustained southward Bz.

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