Friday started out partly cloudy and somewhat muggy, heating up significantly up into the lower 90s in the afternoon under the hot sun, along with muggy dew points into the humid range. There was no rain once again today. High temperatures rose during the partly sunny afternoon into the lower 90s after a muggy early AM min in the upper 60s to low 70s. My newly acquired Taylor Max/Min thermometer gave a representative max of 91.6° from its new shielded location in its new “house”, a Davis Model 7714 passive radiation shield. It is hoped that in the coming days the Taylor will provide the most accurate max and min temps since I moved here 6 months ago. At 0615 we have cloudy skies along with temperatures in the muggy mid 70s. The minimum temperature (73.5°) was recorded at 0549 while the maximum temperature (92.0°) was recorded at 1437. Dew point temperatures rose some more today, ranging from 72° to 61°. Relative humidity values rose a bit today (72% – 47%). Barometric values lowered today, ranging from 30.04″ at 0111 to 29.91″ at 1731.
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 today to take a quick shower before the weekly rummikub game. I had cereal and sliced banana with coffee for a late brunch after the game. I didn’t win any games tonight, but I still had fun socially with my neighbors. I caught up a bit with my email and talked quite a bit on the phone with Tracy, Ray and Marty. I talked with Robin before bed last night, but after midnight so I could wish her a happy 33rd birthday on Friday. I finished up the crockpot chicken and broccoli for dinner, it was getting a bit tired. I also had a nice fresh salad. I had prune juice before dinner but no snacks afterwards, as dinner was unusually filling, as I wanted to finish it all up. I also worked up Ray’s June summary for the NJWO amd submitted it on email a few hours ago. I continued to work a bit more on the newly “hatched” Weatherquack weather website which should be fun in the coming months. I hope to see many of you 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 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 mid 70s at about 0615, just after sunrise. Saturday looks to be partly to mostly cloudy, very warm and humid with an 80 POP for showers/thunderstorms developing in the afternoon as we start the month of July with possibly a seasonal “bang” of thunder. Some storms may be severe with gusty winds and heavy rain at times. The rest of the 4 day holiday weekend looks to be hot, humid with scattered clouds at times, small to no chances of rain, with hight in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s through Tuesday.
On Channel 4 radar at 0637, there are mostly showers and storms well to the N and W, over parts of NW PA and much of northwest NY at this time. The line of storms and showers will be developing today, building to the south to cover our area by later in the afternoon.
As of 0637 EDT, the data from my balcony (VP2), Taylor (on the ground just below the balcony), 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 76.6 79 70 29.92S N/A 92.0/73.5
Taylor Grounds 74.7 91.6/69.1 (Temps still under study but looking better)
There was no rain in my gauge today (cocorahs gauge on ground now moved to an area below my balcony)
June precipitation totalled out at 1.34″, well below normal. Year-to-date (YTD) precipitation total is 17.55″
VP2 Across the street (USG) 75.4 87 71 29.95S N/A 90.8/72.6
There was no rain recorded in the USG gauge on Friday.
WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 75 79.7 68.2 29.94S S 6 G S 17
140° from station 92/72
The Lakewood rain gauge recorded no rain on Friday.
Temp on the balcony (VP2) at 2400 was 78.9 RH 72% BP 29.97F DP 69.1 Taylor thermometer had a temp of 76.8.
Good morning from the cloudy, humid but dry for the moment Walrus early on this Saturday morning.