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Updated: 3:35am on 3/25/17
|Wind:||0 mph from the N|
|Today's High Wind:||8 mph (2:57am)|
|Pressure:||30.27 in (Steady)|
|Pressure Rate:||0.015 in/hr|
|Heat Index (feels like):||39.3°|
|Saturday||Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. High near 40F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Partly cloudy this evening then becoming overcast with periods of freezing rain after midnight. Low 26F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 70%.|
|Sunday||Freezing rain early...changing to rain showers in the afternoon. High 36F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 80%.|
|Sunday Night||Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers late. Low 33F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.|
|Monday||Cloudy with showers. High around 40F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Monday Night||Rain showers in the evening becoming more intermittent overnight. Low near 30F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Tuesday||Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 46F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Tuesday Night||A few clouds. Low 26F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Wednesday||Generally sunny. High 43F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Wednesday Night||Partly cloudy in the evening with more clouds for later at night. Low 26F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday||Cloudy early with showers for the afternoon hours. High 43F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Thursday Night||Rain showers in the evening changing to a mix of steady rain and freezing rain overnight. Low 31F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 60%.|
|Friday||Rain and freezing rain early...with rain showers in the afternoon. High 43F. ESE winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 60%.|
|Friday Night||Showers in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 31F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Saturday||Partly cloudy. High 44F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Saturday Night||A few clouds. Low near 30F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Sunday||Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 47F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Cloudy skies. Low 32F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday||Rain and snow showers in the morning changing to mainly rain showers in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Monday Night||Rain and snow showers in the evening. A snow shower or two late - otherwise, mostly cloudy. Low 31F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 50%.|
|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.