A partly to mostly cloudy, warm and more humid and finally wet weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Friday June 23 2017

A partly to mostly cloudy, warm and more humid and finally wet weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Friday June 23 2017

Friday started out cloudy with early morning light rain (0.48″/hour max rain rate at 0634 at the USG VP2) but cleared off quite a bit by noon or so, with partly cloudy skies and warmer temps dominating most of the daylight PM hours. It got cloudy again in the evening as our post-midnight rain was approaching. It was still quite warm but more noticeably even more humid. High temperatures rose today with the strong PM sun into the high-mid 80s after a muggy, warm early AM min in the lower 70s. My newly acquired Taylor Max/Min thermometer maxed out at 99.9°, too warm for an official high temperature, due to substandard shielding of the sensor. A new shield has been ordered and should arrive by Wednesday of next week  At 0650 we have decreasingly cloudy skies with temperatures around 70° at 0650. The minimum temperature (72.5°) was recorded at 0742 while the maximum temperature (87.3°) was recorded at 1447. Dew point temperatures rose even more today, ranging from 77° to 69°. Relative humidity values rose today (89% – 66%).  Barometric values really dropped off Friday evening due to the TS Cindy remnants passing very close to our area, ranging from 29.94″ at 0000 to 29.67″ at 2342.

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 mid afternoon today to get ready for the weekly 1500 Friday rummikub game, held on time as usual in my apartment social room. I had a late brunch of cereal and coffee after the game was over at about 1645,  and talked with Tracy around 1730 when she was driving from one restaurant to the other one – her one day a week when she does a “unique” double shift at both locations. I caught up with a few things like snail mail and email before starting dinner.  I heated up the leftover smoked mac and cheese and the 2 remaining “zucchini boats” that were even more delicious a second time, with a bit of added andouille sausage added to the mix. I had a few peanuts well after dinner plus prune juice and spicy 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 soon 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 worked on a grocery delivery order from 2 local stores, which will be delivered over the weekend at 2 separate times.  I also drank a good part of my ginormous water bottle throughout the evening and early morning hours.


We now have mostly clear skies (for the moment) with just a few wisps of high cirrus clouds glaring off the waking sun.with temperatures around 70° at about 0650.  Saturday now looks to be mostly dry and warm, with only a 20 POP for a possible isolated shower with highs in the  upper mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s. It should really be sunny on Sunday and Monday with highs around 80° to the low 80s and lows in the upper 50s. I am really looking forward to Tuesday according to the forecast right now – partly cloudy with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 50s. Unfortunately the forecast probably will change as we get closer to Tuesday.  

On Channel 4 radar at 0702, the rains associated with TS Cindy have moved off to the south, east and NE (mostly NE), away from our area at this time.

As of 0702 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               71.4      88     68     29.71R     N/A    87.3/72.5

Taylor             Balcony              70.3                                           99.9/69.7 (Max temp too high due to unshielded reading)

There was 0.26″ of rain in my gauge Friday (cocorahs gauge on ground to the side of my building).

June precipitation is 1.02″.  Year-to-date (YTD) precipitation total is 17.23″

VP2  Across the street (USG)     70.8     92     68     29.74R    N/A     87.1/71.1    

There was 0.18″ of rain recorded in the USG gauge on Friday. The max rain rate was 0.48″/hr at 0634. Since midnight, an additional 0.28″ of rain has fallen and will be reported in tomorrow’s report. Also, the barometric pressure dropped to 29.55″ at 0404, signifying what will probably be the lowest pressure I will get from TS Cindy, and probably the lowest value for the month of June.      

WX Bug     Lakewood 4500 ft,      70     88.4    66    29.72R    WSW 11  G  WSW 25
140° from station                                                               87/70

The Lakewood rain gauge 0.22″ of rain on Friday, and and additional 0.13″ since midnight today (early Saturday)

Temp on the balcony at 2400 was 80.7 RH 74% BP 29.67F  DP 72.1 Taylor thermometer had a temp of 80.2.

Good morning from the now sunny, drying out Walrus early on this Saturday morning.

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