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|Wednesday||Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.|
|Wednesday Night||Some clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 58F. Winds light and variable.|
|Thursday||Sunny along with a few clouds. High 81F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday Night||Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 61F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Friday||Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 78F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Friday Night||Clear skies. Low 57F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Saturday||Mainly sunny. High 76F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday Night||A mostly clear sky. Low near 55F. Winds light and variable.|
|Sunday||Sunny. High 82F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Mostly clear skies. Low around 60F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday||Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 77F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Monday Night||Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then variable clouds overnight with more showers at times. Low 59F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Tuesday||Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 67F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Tuesday Night||Clear. Low 53F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Wednesday||A mainly sunny sky. High 73F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Wednesday Night||A mostly clear sky. Low 54F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday||A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High around 75F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday Night||A mostly clear sky. Low 54F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Friday||Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 76F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Friday Night||A mostly clear sky. Low 57F. Winds SSW 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.