[ips-sf] IPS Summary Forecast for 17 March - issued 0043UT/17-Mar-2016 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

rwc rwc at ips.gov.au
Thu Mar 17 11:43:03 EST 2016

Solar activity has been at low levels over the last 24 hours. Today's
largest event was a C2.2 flare. Two CMEs were observed from the
north-west limb today. Neither of these CMEs seem to have any
geoeffective component, but further analysis is required about their
course. Due to the continued coronal hole effect solar wind stream
stayed strong today and is expected to remain strong on 17 March. Very
low levels of solar activity, with some possibility of isolated C
class activity, may be expected from 17 to 19 March. Geomagnetic
activity mostly stayed at unsettled to active levels today with
isolated minor storm periods at high latitude locations. This coronal
hole effect may continue to raise geomagnetic activity to active
levels on 17 March. Mostly normal to fair HF conditions with minor to
moderate MUF depressions were observed during the last 24 hours.
Nearly similar conditions may be expected on 17 March. HF conditions
are expected to return to normal levels on 18 and 19 March.

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