|Current Conditions [Select Refresh to Update]|
Updated: 6:40pm on 6/22/18
|Wind:||6 mph from the SSE|
|Today's High Wind:||18 mph at 2:17pm|
|Pressure:||29.90 in (Steady)|
|Pressure Rate:||-0.008 in/hr|
|Heat Index (feels like):||74.1°|
|Friday||Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 50s.|
|Friday Night||Some clouds. Low around 50F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday||Cloudy skies. High 73F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Partly cloudy skies in the evening, then becoming cloudy overnight. Low 49F. Winds light and variable.|
|Sunday||Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 69F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Mostly clear skies. Low near 45F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday||Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High around 75F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday Night||Partly cloudy. Low 49F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Tuesday||Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. High 71F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Tuesday Night||Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then variable clouds overnight with more showers at times. Low 57F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Wednesday||Overcast with rain showers at times. High near 70F. SSE winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Wednesday Night||Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds late. Low around 55F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Thursday||Partly cloudy. High near 75F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Thursday Night||Mostly clear skies. Low 52F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Friday||Partly cloudy. High 79F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Friday Night||Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 56F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.|
|Saturday||Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 78F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Scattered thunderstorms. Low 58F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.|
|Sunday||Partly cloudy skies. High 82F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 59F. Winds SSW 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.