Tuesday started out with fog as it has the previous 2 days, with low clouds and light showers (0.10″) later in the afternoon and evening with cooler temperatures than yesterday with temps and dew points mostly in the 60s all day. Further south in the region much stronger storms, rain, hail and high winds were found in selected areas. At about 0500 we have light fog and low clouds with temperatures in the low 60s. The minimum temperature (61.6°) was recorded at 0808 and the maximum temperature (69.9°) was recorded at 0000. Dew point temperatures were about the same as yesterday, ranging from 66° to 59°. Relative humidity values were higher all day today (91% – 85%). Barometric values turned closer again, ranging from 30.09″ at 0925 to 29.99″ at 1752.
Remember that you now can get the balcony location data on Weatherlink. You can access the data through http://www.weatherlink.com/user/walrusman444
I got up in the mid afternoon after talking in bed on the phone with my daughter Tracy and checking out FACEBOOK and email on my phone. I watched most of the Yankees/Orioles baseball game on ESPN, along with the Nats/Giants game later. I had a bowl of cereal with coffee for a late brunch. I had some prune and spicy V8 juice a bit before dinner. I finished up the potato salad to accompany my favorite of late, a toasted everything bagel with cajun crab and seafood salad. I caught up on the rest of my email thereafter. I had some triscuit crackers for snacks at other times during the evening. With the rain today I went out to the gauge, dropping off recyclables on the way out and picking up my daily mail on the way back. I also drank part of my ginormous water bottle throughout the evening and early morning hours.
We now have low clouds and light fog with temperatures in the low 60s at about 0500. Wednesday and Thursday look to be partly cloudy and mild with only a slight 10-20 POP for rain and highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and lows in the mid-upper 50s. as we finish out May and start the month of June.
According to Channel 4 radar, there are showers off to the west in the mountains of east-central WV and west-central MD moving east at this time. They may give us a later morning shower in a few hours.
As of 0541 EDT, my balcony data, the USG station across the street, and the Lakewood Country Club WXBug station is:
Station Relative Location Temp RH DP BP Wind High/Low temp today
VP2 Balcony 64.9 92 63 30.01F N/A 69.9/61.6
There was 0.10″ of rain in my gauge today (cocorahs gauge on ground to the side of my building). May total precipitation now 5.57″. Year-to-date (YTD) precipitation total 16.13″
VP2 Across the street (USG) 63.4 97 63 30.04F N/A 69.9/60.8
There was only 0.03″ of rain in the USG gauge on Tuesday. The max rain rate recorded was 0.04″/hour at 2141.
WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 63 92.8 60.6 30.01S SW 1 G SW 10
140° from station 67/58
The Lakewood rain gauge recorded 0.03″ of rainfall today.
Temp on the balcony at 2400 was 65.6 RH 91% BP 30.04S DP 63.4
Good night from the slightly foggy, cloudy, damp Walrus early on this Wednesday morning.