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Updated: 2:50am on 4/22/18
|Wind:||0 mph from the SSE|
|Today's High Wind:||3 mph at 12:00am|
|Pressure:||30.39 in (Steady)|
|Pressure Rate:||-0.003 in/hr|
|Heat Index (feels like):||31.4°|
|Comfort Level:||Uncomfortably Cold|
|Sunday||Mostly sunny skies. High 57F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Mostly clear skies. Low 29F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday||Mainly sunny. High 58F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Monday Night||Partly cloudy skies. Low 31F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Tuesday||Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 57F. SE winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Tuesday Night||Cloudy skies early with showers later at night. Low 32F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Wednesday||Mainly sunny. High 44F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Wednesday Night||Clear. Low 27F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Thursday||Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 54F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Thursday Night||A few clouds from time to time. Low 32F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Friday||Cloudy with showers of rain and wet snow in the morning. High 42F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.|
|Friday Night||A few clouds. Low 27F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Saturday||Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 43F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Saturday Night||A few clouds. Low 29F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Sunday||Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High near 45F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Sunday Night||A mostly clear sky. Low near 30F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Monday||Sunshine and some clouds. High 47F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Monday Night||Partly cloudy. Low 31F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Tuesday||Rain or snow showers in the morning will give way to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. High 48F. NE winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.|
|Tuesday Night||Partly cloudy skies. Low 33F. Winds WSW 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.