Referring to the previous post, another flare and CME was observed on the left edge of the circled area at about 3-16-16 19:11:55 UTC visible in SDO AIA 304 imagery. Another event occurred south of this area. These events do not appear to be Earth directed at this time. Product: Forecast Discussion Issued: 2016 Mar 17 0030 UTC # Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center # Solar Activity .24 hr Summary... Solar activity reached low levels due to a C2 flare from the vicinity of spotless Region 2522 (N14W85), which was rotating towards the NW limb. The flare was associated with a Type II radio sweep (853 km/s estimated shock speed) at 16/0645 UTC. An associated CME was first observed in SOHO/LASCO-C2 imagery at 16/0700 UTC. Analysis of all available imagery suggested the CME did not have any Earth-facing component. A WSA-Enlil run was accomplished and confirmed the CME will not impact Earth. Region 2519 (N05W17, Dso/beta) lost its eastern trailer spots, while an opposite polarity penumbral spot developed just south of the primary leader spot. This created an area of minor N-S aligned magnetic shear and a slightly enhanced magnetic gradient across the region. This minor increased instability likely contributed to the regions production of a B4 flare at 16/1955 UTC and several additional enhancements as observed in GOES SXI imagery. Region 2521 (N17W37, Cro/beta) underwent decay over the period and was inactive. Region 2523 (S10W22, Bxo/beta) was inactive and nearly decayed completely. New NOAA SWPC Region 2524 (N14E69, Hsx/alpha) was assigned to a spot that rotated into view, likely associated with an active region that was expected to rotate into view. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available coronagraph imagery during the period. .Forecast... Active to minor storm (G1-Minor) levels are expected early on day one (17 Mar) in response to continuing CH HSS influences. Geomagnetic response is expected to decrease to quiet to unsettled levels as the day progresses and CH HSS effects begin to weaken. Quiet to unsettled levels are expected on day two (18 Mar) as CH HSS effects continue to diminish. Day three (19 Mar) is expected to see a return to quiet levels due to a lack of recurrent or transient solar wind features.