|Current Conditions [Select Refresh to Update]|
Updated: 1:19am on 4/24/17
|Wind:||0 mph from the N|
|Today's High Wind:||17 mph (12:00am)|
|Pressure:||30.20 in (Steady)|
|Pressure Rate:||-0.006 in/hr|
|Heat Index (feels like):||38.0°|
|Monday||Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 49F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Monday Night||Mostly cloudy skies. Low around 40F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Tuesday||Mostly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 57F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Tuesday Night||Rain likely. Low around 45F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.|
|Wednesday||Rain likely. High 52F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.|
|Wednesday Night||Rain. Low around 45F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.|
|Thursday||Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. High 51F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.|
|Thursday Night||A few showers early with overcast skies late. Low 36F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.|
|Friday||Cloudy skies. High 47F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Friday Night||Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low 33F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Saturday||Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 46F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Mostly cloudy. Low 38F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Sunday||Rain. High near 45F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.|
|Sunday Night||Rain likely. Low 41F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.|
|Monday||Rain early. A mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon. High near 50F. ESE winds shifting to WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Monday Night||Cloudy with occasional showers late at night. Low 38F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Tuesday||Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 47F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Tuesday Night||Evening clouds will give way to clearing. Low 36F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Wednesday||Rain and snow tapering off in the morning. Decreasing cloudiness in the afternoon. High 52F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.|
|Wednesday Night||Mostly cloudy skies with a few showers late. Low around 40F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.|
|30 Minute Plot||24 Hour Plot|
The THEMIS Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) team has established ten ground-based magnetometer stations. The network of these teachers, students, and magnetometers together with other students who participate using the web is called the Geomagnetic Event Observation Network by Students (GEONS).
The West Campus of BMCC is one of these sites. A magnetometer is buried in the woods across from the Amik building. This unit can be thought of as a "Northern Lights" detector. When you see red in the graph below, it very likely means a solar storm has been detected. Blue represent quietness. This site picks up very little residual "noise" so expect to see some nice deep blue colors during times of little solar activity.
Magnetometers can be very sensitive devices. We suspect the device here can detect an ore boat passing nearby on Lake Superior. They are known to detect trucks that pass by if they are put too close to a highway. Tree root "noise" can be detected when trees sway in a very strong wind. This is an amazing device.
Chances are if you own a smart phone, you have a miniture version of a magnetometer built inside. That is how your phone knows which way is magnetic north. Some smart phones even have a "metal detector" app you can download and play with.
There is more information on how to read these graphs (and much more) at this link. Thank you, Berkeley for providing this unit to us and for processing the data that comes from it.