Space Weather for Aviation Service Providers
NOAA National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center

24 hour Forecast issued Oct 25 0300 UTC, Geophysical Alert Message

Solar-terrestrial indices for 24 October follow.
Solar flux 218 and estimated planetary A-index 11.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0300 UTC on 25 October was 3.

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been strong.
Radio blackouts reaching the R3 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level are expected.
Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level are expected.

Latest 3-day Solar Weather Forecast

NOAA Scale
Geomagnetic Storms
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POES Auroral Activity Estimate
Latest POES auroral activity estimate
Effects: HF Radio propagation, Aurora boundaries
SDO - HMI Intensitygram
Latest SDO - HMI Intensitygram
Image courtesy NASA SDO
Global D-Region Absorption Prediction
Latest Global D-Region Absorption Prediction map
Effects: HF Radio communications

Estimated Planetary K-index
Latest Estimated Planetary Kp plot
Effects: HF Radio propagation
GOES-15 Proton Flux
Latest GOES Proton plot
Effects: HF Radio communications,
Indicator of radiation risk
GOES X-ray Flux
Latest GOES Xray Flux plot
Effects: HF Radio communications

Space Weather Alerts of interest to Aviation users, issued in past 24 hours
Issue Time Type Details
Oct 24 2236 UTC SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1 Begin Time: 2014 Oct 24 2107 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Oct 24 2141 UTC
End Time: 2014 Oct 24 2213 UTC
X-ray Class: X3.1
Optical Class: 3b
Location: S12W22
NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong
Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point.
Radio - Wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour.
Oct 24 2114 UTC ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5 Threshold Reached: 2014 Oct 24 2113 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity. For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see

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