[ips-sf] IPS Summary Forecast for 07 March - issued 2355UT/06-Mar-2016 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

rwc rwc at ips.gov.au
Mon Mar 7 10:55:58 EST 2016

Solar activity on UT day 6 March was at low levels with no C-class
flare. However, there were several weak B-class flares from Region
2512, the strongest B7.2 appear to be associated with a Coronal Mass
Ejection (CME). More updates on the impact of this event will be
provided upon further investigation. The earth is currently
experiencing minor storm conditions, with the Australian region DST
dipping to a minimum of ~-90nT. The solar wind has increased from near
ambient levels of ~350 km/s to nearly 600 km/s during the past 24 hrs.
These disturbed conditions are in response to high speed streams from
a small equatorial coronal hole. The outlook for next 24 hours is for
the minor storm conditions to continue, which at times could possibly
reach major storm levels. There is chance that aurora may be visible
on the local night of 7 March and 8 March from high magnetic latitude
regions of Australia, including Tasmania and some parts of Victoria.
HF conditions are expected to degrade on UT day 7 and 8 March. HF
users are advised to use slightly lower frequencies compared to our
monthly predicted MUF values.

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