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Bulletin 2017-09-14

on . Posted in Space Weather Bulletins

CURRENT CONDITIONS:  No X-ray solar flares have been observed during the past 24 hours. Solar activity is low with background X-ray flux below B-class levels. The solar wind speed has declined to background levels with speeds between 380 - 320 km/s. Local geomagnetic conditions are at quiet to unsettled levels. Local HF working frequencies are near monthly average predicted values.

OUTLOOK: Solar activity is expected to be low with background X-ray flux below B-class levels. There is only one active region 2680 visible on the solar disk with simple magnetic configuration and no major flaring activity is expected. Solar wind speed is expected to increase due to the arrival of a high speed stream from coronal hole 30 (CH30). Geomagnetic conditions are then expected to be mostly quiet to unsettled with a chance of active storm levels. High latitude HF communications may be disturbed due to high energetic particle event.

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