Another sunny, hot, dry weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Tuesday June 13 2017

Another sunny, hot, dry weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Tuesday June 13 2017

Tuesday was another sunny, even hotter, dry but humid day. High temperatures rose today with plenty of sun, topping off in the low 90s after an early AM min in the lower 70s. Official airport stations in the area were up in the mid 90s (DCA and IAD 95, BWI 97) My newly acquired Taylor Max/Min thermometer topped off at 98.1° again, too warm as the sensor is not shielded from the sun yet, which does reach my balcony in the morning hours with a NE exposure. At about 0450 we have clear skies with temperatures in the mid 70s. The minimum temperature (72.8°) was recorded at 0556 right around sunrise once again and the maximum temperature (92.9°) was recorded at 1637. Dew point temperatures rose some more again today, ranging from 73° to 636°. Relative humidity values were just about the same today as yesterday (81% – 40%).  Barometric values lowered from yesterday, ranging from 30.01″ at 0653 to 29.87″ at 1755. The picture looking out to the NE from my balcony just prior to sunset is attached to this email as it was yesterday.

Remember that you now can get the balcony location data on Weatherlink. You can access the data through http://www.weatherlink.com/user/walrusman444

The internet, cable and land-line phone came back into full service sometime while I was sleeping in the morning. I had the rest of my great daughter Tracy’s superb Maryland Crab soup along with a cup of coffee for a late lunch.  I worked on email a bit, catching up on what I couldn’t do late Monday night. I watched some of the Nats/Braves and White Sox/Orioles baseball games, plus some wrestling and the usual late night show fare. Dinner was the rest of the home-made beef stroganoff mixed in with the rest of the No Yolk Noodles, warmed up in the crockpot for a few more hours that finally tenderized the onions and beef stew meat. I also had some prune juice and hot and spicy low sodium V8 before lunch and 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 on Weatherquack http://www.weatherquack.com – 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.

We now have clear skies with temperatures in the mid 70s at 0500. Wednesday looks to be partly cloudy with a 40 POP for showers and/or thunderstorms with highs in the low-mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Similar high temps on Thursday with highs in the low-mid 80s and only a 10 POP for an isolated shower, lows in the mid 60s under partly cloudy skies. Friday looks mostly cloudy, with a 20 POP for rain, and high temps around 80° with lows in the mid-upper 60s. Saturday looks to be partly cloudy with highs in the mid 80s and a 60 POP for showers/storms, with Sunday reaching 90° for a high temp and more chances for showers/storms at times.

On Channel 4 radar at 0500, there are no showers visible other than some showers in New Jersey in the Newark area, and numerous showers/storms in much of Long Island NY. They may be associated with a back door cold front coming down here from that area to our NE, hoping that is the case.

As of 0524 EDT, the data is once again available from my balcony (VP2 and Taylor), the Lakewood Country Club WXBug station, and the USG VP2 station across the street:

Station     Relative Location      Temp    RH    DP         BP        Wind   High/Low temp today
VP2                 Balcony                75.6    76     68     29.90S     N/A    92.9/72.8

Taylor             Balcony                74.1                                           98.1/70.9 (Max temp too high due to unshielded reading)

There was no 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 is 16.37″

VP2  Across the street (USG)      75.4     79    69     29.93S    N/A   95.3/74.1    

There was no rain recorded in the USG gauge on Tuesday.     

WX Bug     Lakewood 4500 ft,       76      67.4  64.5   29.92S   NW 6  G NW 11
140° from station                                                               96/71

The Lakewood rain gauge also recorded no rainfall today.

Temp on the balcony at 2400 was 81.6 RH 66% BP 29.90S  DP 69.6                       The Taylor thermometer had a temp of 79.9.

Good morning from the clear, dry, very warm and muggy Walrus early on this Wednesday morning.

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