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Updated: 5:36pm on 9/26/17
|Wind:||0 mph from the SW|
|Today's High Wind:||20 mph (2:17pm)|
|Pressure:||29.87 in (Steady)|
|Pressure Rate:||-0.010 in/hr|
|Heat Index (feels like):||80.1°|
|Tuesday||Showers late. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.|
|Tuesday Night||Cloudy skies with a few showers after midnight. Low 54F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.|
|Wednesday||Cloudy and becoming windy. Cooler. High 58F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph.|
|Wednesday Night||Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. Low 46F. NW winds at 15 to 25 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday||Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 64F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.|
|Thursday Night||Partly cloudy in the evening. Increasing clouds with periods of showers after midnight. Low 46F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.|
|Friday||Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 58F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.|
|Friday Night||A few clouds from time to time. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 37F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday||Sunny. High 61F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Mostly clear. Low 43F. Winds light and variable.|
|Sunday||Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 66F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Mostly clear skies. Low 49F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday||Partly cloudy skies. High around 70F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Monday Night||Cloudy with showers. Low 54F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Tuesday||Partly cloudy skies. High 72F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Tuesday Night||A few clouds. Low around 55F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Wednesday||Mostly sunny skies. High 73F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Wednesday Night||A mostly clear sky. Low 51F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday||Partly cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High 71F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.|
|Thursday Night||Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms developing overnight. Low 52F. Winds light and variable. 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.