|Current Conditions [Select Refresh to Update]|
Updated: 12:55am on 2/23/18
|Wind:||8 mph from the ESE|
|Today's High Wind:||15 mph at 12:31am|
|Pressure:||30.47 in (Falling)|
|Pressure Rate:||-0.033 in/hr|
|Heat Index (feels like):||26.1°|
|Comfort Level:||Uncomfortably Cold|
|Friday||Snow will taper off and end during the morning but skies will remain cloudy during the afternoon. High 37F. ESE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.|
|Friday Night||Cloudy early with partial clearing expected late. Low around 20F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Saturday||Mostly sunny skies. High 37F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Partly cloudy during the evening then windy with periods of snow overnight. Some mixed winter precipitation possible. Low around 25F. Winds ESE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.|
|Sunday||Windy. A wintry mix in the morning. Cloudy in the afternoon. High 37F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precip 100%. Snow and ice accumulations less than one inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 22F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Monday||Partly cloudy. High 38F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday Night||Mainly clear skies. Low near 25F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Tuesday||Partly cloudy skies. High 42F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Tuesday Night||Cloudy. Low around 25F. Winds light and variable.|
|Wednesday||Mainly cloudy. High around 40F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Wednesday Night||Considerable cloudiness. Low 28F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Thursday||Variable clouds with snow showers or flurries. High 39F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.|
|Thursday Night||Becoming partly cloudy later with any flurries or snow showers ending by midnight. Low 22F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.|
|Friday||Partly cloudy skies. High 32F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Friday Night||Partly cloudy skies. Low 17F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Saturday||Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 34F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday Night||A few clouds from time to time. Low 18F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Sunday||Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 34F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Considerable cloudiness. Low 21F. Winds NNE 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.