A partly to mostly cloudy, not as hot, dry but a bit less humid weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Thursday June 15 2017

A partly to mostly cloudy, not as hot, dry but a bit less humid weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Thursday June 15 2017

Thursday was a partly to mostly cloudy, not as warm, dry but a bit less humid day. High temperatures rose today with less sun to the mid 80s after a still warm early AM min in the low 70s. . My newly acquired Taylor Max/Min thermometer did better with more clouds shielding the full sun’s rays, maxing out at 85.8°, still a bit too warm but better. We had some cumulus buildups at times, particularly in the morning hours. At about 0600 we have cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 60s just after sunrise. The minimum temperature (71.7°) was recorded at 0547 right after sunrise with the maximum temperature (84.0°) was recorded at 1448. Dew point temperatures were a bit lower than yesterday, ranging from 67° to 61°. Relative humidity values were a bit lower than yesterday (75% – 46%).  Barometric values were just about the same as yesterday, ranging from 29.99″ at 0844 to 29.88″ at 1908. I left out the picture I had been posting earlier in the week once again in deference to those who have limited storage in their email systems. I will try to only post pictures of significant weather like cumulonimbus, mammatus, rainbows, hail, snow and such. Pretty rare events around here of late.

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 to get a shower and get some things done. I had a late brunch of cereal with a banana and a cup or two of coffee after my shower. I watched the Nats/Braves game in the early evening, won by the Braves 5-2.  I then cooked up 2 burgers on the stove, melting cheese on them towards the end of the cooking process, then toasted some brioche hamburger buns. I added the guacomole I made yesterday to the burgers for a good dinner along with a nice, big salad with many ingredients. I worked on some email in the evening along with the usual late night show fare and a conversation on the phone with my daughter Tracy on her way into her evening shift at La Mexicana and a real late conversation with Marty.  I also had some prune juice and hot and spicy low sodium V8 before dinner and a Klondike bar for dessert later. I continued to work a bit more on the newly “hatched” Weatherquack weather website which should be fun in the coming months. I am trying to help out one of the members with developing better communication for his work with NWS Skywarn and his informational website called Blue Ridge Weather Watch. 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 cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 60s at 0655.  Friday looks partly to mostly cloudy, with a 60 POP for showers/thundershowers, and high temps in the low-mid 80s with lows in the upper 60s. Saturday looks to be partly cloudy with highs in the mid 80s and a 60 POP for showers/storms and lows around 70°, with Sunday reaching the low 90s for high temps and a 50 POP for showers/storms. Right now Monday should be cloudy with highs in the low-mid 80s, lows in the mid 60s, and a 100 POP for showers/storms, some which may be heavy.

On Channel 4 radar at 0657, there are scattered areas of showers in the DC area, but not really near to my station. Further West and South are also showers in central WV and northwest VA at this time.

As of 0707 EDT, the data from my balcony (VP2 and Taylor), the Lakewood Country Club WXBug station, and the USG VP2 station across the street is as follows:

Station     Relative Location      Temp    RH    DP         BP        Wind   High/Low temp today
VP2                 Balcony                70.5    80     64     29.90S     N/A    84.0/71.7

Taylor             Balcony               70.3                                           85.8/70.5 (Max temp a bit 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)      69.7     85    65     29.94S    N/A   86.9/70.2    

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

WX Bug     Lakewood 4500 ft,       68     81.6   62.4   29.92S   ESE 4   G  ESE 14
140° from station                                                               84/69

The Lakewood rain gauge also recorded no rainfall today.

Temp on the balcony at 2400 was 73.6 RH 73% BP 29.93R  DP 64.9 Taylor thermometer had a temp of 72.5.

Good morning from the cloudy, dry, slightly cooler and slightly less muggy Walrus early on this Friday morning.

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