A partly sunny, hot, humid weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Wednesday July 12 2017

A partly sunny, hot, humid weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Wednesday July 12 2017

Wednesday was a partly sunny, hot, dry but humid day that continued our week of heat and high dew points with the usual discomfort. Marty came over to reinstall my VP2 at ground level but hardware problems prevented the completion of this project. I have to use the USG data for the time being, and all data references will be to the USG outputs, except as indicated. The Taylor thermometers were also disconnected. The temperatures rose up into the lower 90s a few degrees warmer than yesterday after lows in the low 70s during the early AM hours. There were clouds at times, and even sprinkles during the mid-afternoon hours, when most of today’s clouds were around. Near sunset calm conditions with little vertical lift to the hot air only resulted in scattered higher level cirrus and cirrostratus (see today’s featured image).  At 0446 we have partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid-upper 70s. The minimum temperature from the USG VP2 (74.9°) was recorded at 0629 while the maximum temperature (92.3°) was recorded at 1749. Dew point temperatures continued rising from yesterday, ranging from 76° to 69°. Relative humidity values were a bit higher than yesterday (87% – 56%).  Barometric values lowered slightly today, ranging from 30.07″ at 1119 to 30.00″ at 0000 ( balcony adjusted values).

Remember that right now you cannot get the balcony location data on Weatherlink. Hopefully when it does finally re-appear it will be from the ground and not the balcony. Once back online you can access the data through http://www.weatherlink.com/user/walrusman444

 

I woke up in the early afternoon and took a shower, and joined Marty who had been working on the VP2 after disconnecting the signal from the sensors to the display and to the internet in the morning.  I did  have a late brunch of cereal, banana, coffee and 1/2 a cantaloupe. Marty left about 4 PM, then I checked out my mail, email, and phone calls from my daughters Robin and Tracy, and later on with Ray. For dinner I finished off the salmon, green beans and rice a roni from earlier in the week, along with some delicious corn salad that Mike brought over from Tracy. He also brought over some fixins to add to my avocado to make guacomole out of, and some smoked and teriyaki chicken. That all will be for Thursday night. I watched a good part of the ESPYs on TV, a most enjoyable once a year sports award show. “Weatherquack” is back up and running, as yesterday’s weather post did upload successfully.  I hope to see many of you on Weatherquack http://www.weatherquack.com real soon – 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 partly cloudy and dry skies with temperatures in the mid-upper 70s at 0446.  Thursday looks to be the hottest day of the week, partly sunny, obnoxiously humid with high temps up in the mid 90s with only a 20 POP for rain  with lows in the low-mid 70s.  Friday looks partly to mostly cloudy and steamy, highs around 90° with an 80 POP for showers/storms, lows around 70°.  Saturday looks partly cloudy and drier, with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Sunny and warmer on Sunday, with highs around 90° and lows around 70°

On Channel 4 radar at 0446, the four state region is clear. The closest precipitation on radar appears to be in mid-upper stretches of New England and New York along with storms and showers in parts of IN and OH, and a good portion of MI at this time, heading East.

As of 0446 EDT, the data from my balcony (VP2) in missing, Taylor (on the ground just below the balcony) is also missing. The data from the Lakewood Country Club WXBug station and the USG VP2 station across the street are the only stations available as a result, and are as follows :

Station     Relative Location      Temp    RH    DP         BP        Wind   High/Low temp today
VP2                 Balcony               N/A     N/A  N/A      N/A       N/A    NA/NA

Taylor             Grounds              78.5 (Radio Shack)                              M/M

There was a Trace of rain recorded today (cocorahs gauge on ground below and out a bit from my balcony)

July precipitation is 2.64″.

Year-to-date (YTD) precipitation total is 20.19″

VP2 Across the street (USG)     77.7     82     72     30.05S    N/A     92.3/74.9    

There was no rain recorded in the USG gauge on Wednesday. However, trace amounts routinely don’t record at all from this type of rain gauge.

WX Bug     Lakewood 4500 ft,     77      75.8   69    30.04S   SW 2   G  SW 6
140° from station                                                                92/73

The Lakewood rain gauge recorded no rain on Wednesday. However, trace amounts routinely don’t record at all from this type of rain gauge.           

Temp on the balcony (VP2) at 2400 was 82.6 RH 73% BP 30.06S  DP 73 Radio Shack thermometer was 83.7°.

Good morning from the partly cloudy, dry, warm and humid Walrus early on this Thursday morning. 

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