Solar activity declined to very low levels with only B-class activity
observed. Region 2259 (S17W42, Dac/beta-gamma) remained the largest and
most complex region on the disk, but continued its slow decay during the
period. The remaining regions were stable. No obvious Earth-directed
CMEs were evident in limited SOHO/LASCO C2 coronagraph imagery.
Isolated C-class events are likely, keeping activity at low levels
with a slight chance for an M-flare (R1-R2, Minor-Moderate) for the next
three days (17-19 Jan) as the number of active regions on the visible
disk dwindles and Region 2259 decays.