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Updated: 8:55am on 5/30/17
|Wind:||0 mph from the SSE|
|Today's High Wind:||13 mph (1:47am)|
|Pressure:||29.79 in (Steady)|
|Pressure Rate:||0.016 in/hr|
|Heat Index (feels like):||59.8°|
|Tuesday||Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High near 60F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Tuesday Night||Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 46F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Wednesday||Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 51F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.|
|Wednesday Night||Partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 42F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Thursday||Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 66F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Thursday Night||Rain showers in the evening with scattered thunderstorms arriving overnight. Low 48F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Friday||Partly cloudy skies. High around 65F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Friday Night||Clear skies. Low around 45F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday||Mostly sunny skies. High 64F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Partly cloudy skies early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later at night. Low 48F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Sunday||Cloudy with showers. High 61F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.|
|Sunday Night||Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Low 48F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Monday||Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 64F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Monday Night||A few clouds from time to time. Low 49F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Tuesday||Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 66F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Tuesday Night||Partly cloudy skies. Low 49F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Wednesday||Sunny skies. High around 70F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Wednesday Night||Mostly clear skies. Low 51F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday||Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 68F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday Night||Cloudy with occasional showers. Low 52F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 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.