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 early afternoon today to finish preparing my trivia questions for delivery in this evening’s game. All worked well with the process, and I even added a weather twist, asking participants to guess how much rain fell all day up to the time of the game. I also worked on some pictures for Marty. I had cereal with a banana along with coffee well before the trivia game. I also chatted with Tracy. After the trivia game I talked with Ray and my sister Deryl, along with Marty. Later for dinner I had some leftover pork barbecue, along with half of a butternut squash, baked nicely in the microwave (to saften the skin) and n the conventional oven.. Gosh that was good! I had not had baked butternut squash in quite a while. Deryl helped me with the cooking procedure for the squash. I then caught up a bit with my email and watched some baseball. I had prune juice and regular low-sodium V8 before dinner with some cashews much later. I also had another long conversation with Ray well into the early AM hours, mostly dealing with the trivia questions I compiled and talking music, along with a post mortem on Thursday’s rainy conditions. I continued to work 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 some from my ginormous water bottle throughout the evening and early morning hours.
We now have cloudy, occasional light rainy skies overnight with temperatures in the low 70s at about 0545, a bit before sunrise, the light from which is greatly diminished with our still cloudy skies. Friday looks warmer with partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 80s, lows around 70°, but only a 30 POP for late day showers/storms. Saturday and Sunday looks to be partly to mostly sunny and dry, with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s. Monday looks mostly sunny with perhaps a few scattered clouds and warmer, with high temps in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s.
On Channel 4 radar at 0557, there are showers scattered around the area, mostly in northern VA, along with a large area of rain in central PA, moving west to east that will stay away from our area.
As of 0557 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 73.4 92 71 29.81F N/A 78.8/72.1
Taylor Grounds 71.2 M/M (Temps still under study but having problems)
There was 0.95″ of rain in my gauge today (cocorahs gauge on ground now moved to an area below my balcony)
July precipitation is now 2.47″.
Year-to-date (YTD) precipitation total is 20.02″
VP2 Across the street (USG) 71.8 98 71 29.83F N/A 79.1/71.3
There was 0.84″ of rain recorded in the USG gauge on Thursday. It did register a moderate max rain rate of 0.41″/hour @1528 . Since midnight an additional 0.10″ has fallen up to the current time.
WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 72 92.7 69.8 29.83F SW 3 G SW 9
140° from station 76/71
The Lakewood rain gauge had 0.87″ of rain on Thursday.
Temp on the balcony (VP2) at 2400 was 74.0 RH 92% BP 29.91F DP 71.5 Taylor thermometer had a temp of 71.6.
Good morning from the cloudy, humid and damp Walrus early on Friday morning.