Updated Feb 18 2200 UTC Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity SDF Number 049 Issued at 2200Z on 18 Feb 2012 IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 17/2100Z to 18/2100Z: Solar activity was at very low levels. New Region 1421 (N17E59) rotated onto the disk as a simple unipolar group. The remainder of the disk and limb was quiet and stable. No Earth-directed CMEs were detected. IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low with a chance for C-class activity for the next three days (19 - 21 February). IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 17/2100Z to 18/2100Z: The geomagnetic field was at quiet levels. ACE solar wind velocities were steady at 300 km/s through about 18/1500Z while the Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field remained mostly north. After 1500Z, wind speed, temperature and density all indicated gradual increases, while Bz indicated some rotation through +/- 7 nT. These signatures were indicative of a co-rotating interaction region in advance of a coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels, with isolated active periods, on day one (19 February) due to recurrent CH HSS effects. By days two and three (20 - 21 February), a return to mostly quiet levels is expected.