|Current Conditions [Select Refresh to Update]|
Updated: 12:19pm on 12/13/18
|Wind:||9 mph from the SSE|
|Today's High Wind:||28 mph at 1:45am|
|Pressure:||30.09 in (Steady)|
|Pressure Rate:||-0.011 in/hr|
|Heat Index (feels like):||38.7°|
|Comfort Level:||Uncomfortably Cold|
|Thursday||Generally cloudy. Flurries or freezing drizzle possible. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday Night||Cloudy with periods of light snow after midnight. Low 31F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70%.|
|Friday||Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Friday Night||Clear skies. Low 28F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday||Mainly sunny. High around 35F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Clear skies. Low 27F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Sunday||Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 37F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Partly cloudy skies early will become overcast later during the night. Low 28F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Monday||Cloudy. High 31F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.|
|Monday Night||Mostly cloudy skies. Low 17F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Tuesday||Partly cloudy skies. High 27F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Tuesday Night||Partly cloudy skies. Low around 25F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Wednesday||Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 32F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Wednesday Night||Cloudy skies with late-night snow showers. Low 27F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.|
|Thursday||Variable clouds with snow showers. High 32F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.|
|Thursday Night||Variably cloudy with snow showers. Low near 25F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Snowfall around one inch.|
|Friday||Mostly cloudy skies. High 29F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Friday Night||Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 23F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Saturday||Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 27F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Occasional snow showers. Low around 20F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.|
|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.