|Current Conditions [Select Refresh to Update]|
Updated: 4:50am on 10/18/18
|Wind:||1 mph from the W|
|Today's High Wind:||31 mph at 12:13am|
|Pressure:||30.39 in (Steady)|
|Pressure Rate:||0.005 in/hr|
|Heat Index (feels like):||33.5°|
|Comfort Level:||Uncomfortably Cold|
|Thursday||Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 48F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.|
|Thursday Night||Generally clear skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 44F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Friday||Cloudy with showers. High 53F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Friday Night||Showers in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 38F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%.|
|Saturday||Rain showers early, then remaining overcast and windy later in the day. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds NW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 40%.|
|Saturday Night||Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low around 30F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.|
|Sunday||Cloudy. High 38F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Partly to mostly cloudy. Low around 30F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday||Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 47F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday Night||A mostly clear sky. Low 33F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Tuesday||Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 41F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Tuesday Night||Partly cloudy. Low 31F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Wednesday||Partly cloudy skies. High 42F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Wednesday Night||Clear skies with a few passing clouds. Low 31F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday||Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 46F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday Night||A few clouds from time to time. Low 36F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Friday||Partly cloudy. High 47F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Friday Night||Partly cloudy skies. Low 37F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday||Partly cloudy. High 47F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Overcast with rain showers at times. Low 39F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.|
|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.