|Current Conditions [Select Refresh to Update]|
Updated: 6:45pm on 7/26/17
|Wind:||7 mph from the NW|
|Today's High Wind:||27 mph (8:26am)|
|Pressure:||29.94 in (Steady)|
|Pressure Rate:||0.003 in/hr|
|Heat Index (feels like):||74.0°|
|Wednesday||Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.|
|Wednesday Night||A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Partly cloudy. Low around 55F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday||Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 72F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Thursday Night||A mostly clear sky. Low 54F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Friday||Mainly sunny. High 74F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Friday Night||Clear. Low 54F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Saturday||Sunny skies. High 77F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Clear skies. Low 56F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Sunday||Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 81F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Partly cloudy skies. Low 58F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday||Sunshine and some clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 82F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday Night||A mostly clear sky. Low 58F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Tuesday||Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High near 80F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Tuesday Night||A few clouds. Low 59F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Wednesday||Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 77F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Wednesday Night||Mostly clear skies. Low 59F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Thursday||Mostly sunny early. Becoming mostly cloudy with showers developing later in the day. High 73F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.|
|Thursday Night||Showers in the evening with some clearing overnight. Low around 55F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.|
|Friday||Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 74F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.|
|Friday Night||Clear. Low 56F. Winds NW 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.