Remember now you can get the ground-based VP2 data on Weatherlink. You can access the data through http://www.weatherlink.com/user/walrusman444
I rose late today as I didn’t get to sleep Saturday night till mid-morning Sunday. I didn’t get to face time with Robin and Gideon today as he had a rough bout with diaper rash that made for a painful bathtub experience. I talked with Ray, mostly over football and weather forecasting preparation over the phone in the evening a few times. I had a grilled turkey salami, cheddar cheese, pickles and mustard sandwich on an everything bagel. Also had the rest of a container of orzo and potato salads along with a few pepperoncini. I watched the poorly played NFL Sunday night game opener Giants game with the Cowboys, NY losing 19-3. Later on I had some Triscuits with hot pepper cheese and for dessert a few chocolate chip cookies. I had some prune and spicy low-sodium V8 juices right around dinner time, and plenty of water and vitamins throughout the evening.
We now have clear skies with temperatures in the low 50s at 0720 Monday. Monday should be mostly sunny with a few scattered clouds at times, highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 50s. The remnant rains of Irma should be skirting west of our area the rest of the week with high temps in the low 70s under partly cloudy, showery rain (40 POP) on Tuesday and a 50 POP the rest of the week with highs up around 80° and lows in the low 60s. Right now Irma has weakened to a Cat 1 and is located in northern Florida, moving into SW GA, parts of AL and then western TN on Monday/Tuesday and diminish to tropical storm status, then move with a broader. weaker circulation northward towards our mid-Atlantic region the rest of the week. Florida took quite a hit on Sunday, particularly in the Florida Keys and SW Florida in the Naples/Ft Myers area, heading further north in the Tampa area. Most all of the state experienced hurricane force winds during much of Sunday, along with flooding rains and great storm surge at times. However, Irma’s affects on our immediate area should be minor and non-damaging at best, with just mainly beneficial rains in the later part of the week.
On Weatherbug at 0720 the radar is clear north of the influence of Hurricane Irma, where rains have just about reached the North Carolina and Tennessee southern borders. Rain is quite widespread now in northern Florida, parts of SC, GA and AL at this time
As of 0720 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 56.3 77 48 30.35R NA 69.3/50.9
There was no rain in the gauge on Sunday (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) 58.6 74 50 30.38R NA 75.3/52.1
There was no rain recorded once again in the USG gauge on Sunday.
WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 53 76.8 49 30.32R NNE 3 G NNE 9
140° from station 70/52
The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Sunday.
Temp on the VP2 at 2400 was 59.9 RH 74% BP 30.35F DP 51.6.
Good morning from the clear, dry and pleasant Walrus early on this Monday.