Wednesday was a cloudy, cooler day with a light shower (0.03″) sometime (not sure when). High temperatures were really muted by the clouds and cooling northeast breezes with temperatures topping off only in the mid 60s. At about 0535 we have mostly clear skies with temperatures in the low to mid 50s. The minimum temperature (58.5°) was recorded just before obs tonight at 2356 and the maximum temperature (66.9°) was recorded at 1246. Dew point temperatures dropped today, ranging from 58° to 52°. Relative humidity values raised a bit today (84% – 68%). Barometric values rose today, ranging from 30.05″ at 2255 to 29.83″ at 0001.
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 late afternoon after a few phone calls and work on my cell phone in bed. I took a shower and then watched some baseball and NBA playoff finals. For a late brunch I had a few triscuits with cajun crab dip along with a cup of coffee. A bit later on I heated up the leftover crab cakes and the rice a roni from earlier in the week, along with a freshly made salad that I had to chop a lot of vegetables for. I also had some hot and spicy low sodium V8 before dinner. I continued to work a bit more on the newly “hatched” Weatherquack weather website which should be fun in the coming months. I hope some of you out there will join in the fun – it is completely free and easy to use once you complete your registration and a short ramping up period. I also drank a good part of my ginormous water bottle throughout the evening and early morning hours.
According to Channel 4 radar, there is a building, potential Northeaster located in the rain area along the Carolinas coast and offshore, heading NE, but will probably move more offshore as it heads NE and keep us dry and hotter after it passes by, as a strong SW flow pumps in much hotter air into our area, starting over the weekend and into most of next week.
As of 0612 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 54.3 86 51 30.02S N/A 66.9/58.5
There was 0.03″ of rain in my gauge today (cocorahs gauge on ground to the side of my building).
June precipitation is 0.16″. Year-to-date (YTD) precipitation total 16.37″
VP2 Across the street (USG) 55.0 89 52 30.05S N/A 67.4/58.3
There was no rain recorded in the USG gauge on Wednesday for some unknown reason.
WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 52 100 52 30.00S NNE 2 G NNE 6
140° from station 64/57
The Lakewood rain gauge recorded no rainfall today. I think their temp/humidity sensor may be having problems.
Temp on the balcony at 2400 was 58.5 RH 79% BP 30.04F DP 52.5
Good morning from the clear, dry, cool Walrus early on this Thursday morning.