A partly sunny, hot, humid weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Thursday July 13 2017

A partly sunny, hot, humid weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Thursday July 13 2017

Thursday was a partly sunny, hot, dry but humid day that continued our week of heat and high dew points with the usual discomfort. I am still using the USG data for the time being, and all data references will be based on the USG outputs, except where noted. The Taylor thermometers remain disconnected but the Radio Shack thermometer has been put to temporary limited backup use. The temperatures rose up closer to the mid 90s a few degrees warmer than yesterday after lows in the mid 70s during the early AM hours. There were clouds at times. At 0350 we have mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 70s. The minimum temperature from the USG VP2 (75.6°) was recorded at 0614 while the maximum temperature (93.8°) was recorded at 1427. Dew point temperatures continued rising from yesterday, ranging from 78° to 71°. Relative humidity values were about the same as yesterday (86% – 57%).  Barometric values also were a bit lower than yesterday, ranging from 30.06″ at 0911 to 29.96″ at 1751 ( 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 for a cocorahs webinar from 1300-1430 on Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCS) which I listened to on my IPhone. Fascinating talk and I learned a lot. Cocorahs has webinars similar to this once a month or so. I also talked with Robin, Marty, Ray and Tracy during the afternoon.  I did  have a late brunch of a leftover bratwurst on a toasted bagel with softened cream cheese (partially melted in the microwave) along with some coffee. I went over to the next building, Building A, for the weekly trivia game. For dinner I had the leftover chicken that Mike brought over from Tracy yesterday, along with some mushroom risotto. Also I made up some guacomole that I had with chips that Mike also brought over yesterday.  I talked more with Ray and Marty in thee evening on the upcoming possible severe weather on Friday in these parts and other matters. “Weatherquack” is back up and running, but I still have a blog editor type format issue that has not been resolved as yet. 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 mostly cloudy and dry skies with temperatures in the upper 70s at 0350. Friday looks partly to mostly cloudy and steamy with highs in the low 90s with now a slightly reduced 60 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 0352, there are storms and showers up in PA, but are moving east and will miss us to the north. Other scattered storms/showers over a few spots in OH and WV may develop and move into our area during the day on Friday.

As of 0352 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              81.0 (Radio Shack)                              M/M

There was no 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)     78.7     83     73     30.02S    N/A     93.8/75.6    

There was no rain recorded in the USG gauge on Thursday.

WX Bug     Lakewood 4500 ft,     79      69.9  68.5   30.02S   Calm    G  SW 7
140° from station                                                                93/74

The Lakewood rain gauge recorded no rain on Thursday.

Temp at USG VP2 at 2400 was 82.9 RH 69% BP 30.03R  DP 72 Radio Shack thermometer was 83.8°.

Good morning from the mostly cloudy, dry, very warm and humid Walrus early on this Friday. I will be out of town for a few days so I won’t be reporting my daily weather again till Sunday or Monday.

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