A partly to mostly sunny, comfortable and dry update for West Rockville Maryland for Saturday September 9 2017

A partly to mostly sunny, comfortable and dry update for West Rockville Maryland for Saturday September 9 2017

Remember now you can get the ground-based VP2 data on Weatherlink. You can access the data through http://www.weatherlink.com/user/walrusman444

We now have clear skies with temperatures in the low 50s at 0743 Sunday. Sunday and Monday should be mostly sunny with only a few scattered clouds at times, highs in the low-mid 70s and lows in the low-mid 50s. The remnant rains of Irma should be skirting west of our area on Tuesday and Wednesday but still we should have high temps in the low-mid 70s under cloudy, rainy (40 POP on Tuesday and 70 POP on Wednesday) skies. Lows should be in the low 60s. Right now Irma will be heading up the west (Gulf of Mexico) side of FL with catastrophic storm surge, hurricane force winds, torrential rains and possible spin-up tornadoes in the heavier rain band areas. From Florida Irma will move inland/ northward into Georgia and weaken to Tropical Storm status and then into the Tennessee valley thereafter. So Irma’s affects on our immediate area should be minor and non-damaging at best. Still though stay tuned for updates.

On Weatherbug at 0743 the radar is clear in most of the Eastern United States save for the rains from Irma over much of Florida, stretching a bit into extreme southern SC, GA and AL at this time.

As of 0743 EDT, the data from the VP2 (coming from the ground radiation shield about 4 feet off the ground just under and out from the balcony), the Lakewood WXBug station and the USG VP2 station across the street are as follows :

Station Relative Location Temp RH DP BP Wind High/Low temp today
VP2 Ground 52.0 88 48 30.38R NA 68.6/53.3

There was no rain in the gauge on Saturday (cocorahs gauge – now located off the apartment property across the street from my initial two locations just off the inactive putting green – near the Montessori School playground. No sprinklers there at all on this county property).

August precipitation was 4.39″ (believe this is in error – I will have to research the numbers in the next few days)

September precipitation through midnight obs tonight is 2.44″.

Year-to-date (YTD) precipitation total is 33.74″

VP2 Across the street (USG) 54.2 82 49 30.42R NA 72.7/55.2

There was no rain recorded once again in the USG gauge on Saturday.

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 52 80.9 46.2 30.37R N 5 G N 11 
140° from station 69/54

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Saturday.

Temp on the VP2 at 2400 was 58.6 RH 66% BP 30.34R DP 47.3.

Good morning from the clear, dry and pleasant Walrus early on this Sunday.

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