|Current Conditions [Select Refresh to Update]|
Updated: 2:05am on 11/22/17
|Wind:||4 mph from the SSE|
|Today's High Wind:||25 mph (1:14am)|
|Pressure:||30.12 in (Steady)|
|Pressure Rate:||0.019 in/hr|
|Heat Index (feels like):||27.9°|
|Comfort Level:||Uncomfortably Cold|
|Wednesday||Scattered snow showers during the morning. Then partly to mostly cloudy for the afternoon. High around 30F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.|
|Wednesday Night||Cloudy. A few flurries are possible. Low near 25F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday||Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 34F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Thursday Night||Considerable cloudiness. Low 26F with temps rising to near freezing. W winds shifting to SSE at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Friday||Overcast with rain showers at times. High around 45F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Friday Night||Evening rain followed by a mix of rain and snow showers late. Low 32F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 90%.|
|Saturday||Cloudy. High 34F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low 26F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Sunday||Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 31F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Partly cloudy. Low 24F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday||Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 42F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday Night||Cloudy with occasional showers late at night. Low 33F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.|
|Tuesday||Cloudy. High near 40F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Tuesday Night||Overcast. Low 28F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Wednesday||Cloudy. Temps nearly steady around 30. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Wednesday Night||Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low around 25F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Thursday||Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 35F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Thursday Night||Mostly clear skies. Low 27F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Friday||Considerable cloudiness. High 34F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Friday Night||Considerable cloudiness. Low around 25F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.|
|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.