Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports:

After 9 days with no sunspots, Sunspot Group 2729 emerged on December 5. The sunspot number on that date was 16. The average daily solar flux was 68.9, unchanged from last week. The average daily planetary A index rose from 3.3 to 7, while the average mid-latitude A index jumped from 2.1 to 4.9.
Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is 71 on December 6-8; 70 on December 9, and 68 on December 10 – January 19.

The predicted planetary A index is 8 on December 6 – 9; 5 on December 10 – 16; 8 on December 17 – 18; 5 on December 19 – 27; 8 on December 28; 12 on December 29 – 30; 10 on December 31; 12 on January 1; 8 on January 2 – 5; 5 on January 6 – 12; 8 on January 13 – 14, and 5 on January 15 – 19.
This weekend is the ARRL 10 Meter Contest. While solar activity is so low that it doesn’t really support 10-meter propagation very well, there is always the winter sporadic-E activity.

Sunspot numbers for November 29 – December 5 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 16, with a mean of 2.3. The 10.7-centimeter flux was 67.8, 67.9, 69.4, 69, 68.4, 68.7, and 70.9, with a mean of 68.9. Estimated planetary A indices were 3, 3, 8, 12, 10, 8, and 5, with a mean of 7. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 2, 2, 4, 9, 9, 5, and 3, with a mean of 4.9.

ARRL News Letter on Dec 6, 2018