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 when the storm hit which “forced” me into action to track and observe the exciting action. I had a toasted everything bagel with egg, leftover breakfast sausage, mushrooms and cream cheese that was ooey-gooey but oh so delicious! I caught up a bit with my email and talked quite a bit on the phone with Tracy, Robin, and Ray and Marty about today’s weather. I finished the leftover lamb-burger and the guacomole along with the rest of a container of deli potato salad. I got my computer printer cartridges delivered today, and I installed them, but so far can only get the color part to work – for some reason the black ink is not working. I had prune juice and spicy low-sodium V8 before dinner with guac and chips during and after dinner, along with a few triscuits and cheese. I continued to work a bit more on the newly “hatched” Weatherquack weather website which should be fun in the coming months. I posted a special blog on today’s storm, similar to the the picture used as the featured image on this blog post of the storm as it moved off to my SE many miles away around 1700. 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 fair skies with temperatures in the mid 70s at about 0547, just at sunrise. Partly sunny and hot with highs in the low 90s, lows in the upper 60s on Sunday and Monday, then partly to mostly cloudy with highs around 90° on July 4th (Tuesday) and a 60 POP for showers/storms, lows in the upper 60s. Wednesday looks to clear out (at least partially) and a bit “cooler” with highs in the upper 80s and lows around 70°.
On Channel 4 radar at 0549, most of the Eastern US is now basically clear of rain returns, with the Saturday action moved well offshore into the Atlantic Ocean at this time.
As of 0549 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 74.6 77 67 29.98R N/A 91.3/75.9
Taylor Grounds 72.3 90.0/74.3 (Temps still under study but looking better)
There was 1.11″ of 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. July precipitation is 1.11″.
Year-to-date (YTD) precipitation total is 18.66″
VP2 Across the street (USG) 75.0 79 68 30.02R N/A 90.4/73.3
There was 0.86″ of rain recorded in the USG gauge on Saturday. The max rain rate was 3.05″/hour at 1525. WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 75 72.5 64.8 30.00R WSW 3 G WSW 8
140° from station 91/70
The Lakewood rain gauge recorded 0.47″ of rain on Saturday.
Temp on the balcony (VP2) at 2400 was 78.4 RH 79% BP 29.95R DP 71.3 Taylor thermometer had a temp of 75.0.
Good morning from the clear, slightly less humid and drying out Walrus early on this Sunday morning.