A cloudy, damp and slightly wet AM yielding to a mild, variably cloudy and humid PM weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Thursday September 14 2017

A cloudy, damp and slightly wet AM yielding to a mild, variably cloudy and humid PM weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Thursday September 14 2017

Thursday started out cloudy and damp with a brief period of occasional light rain and fog in the early morning around 0500-0600 (0.02″) then variably cloudy and milder as the day wore on into the afternoon and evening, with no more rain the rest of the day. Temperatures warmed into the upper 70s with lows in the middle 60s. Dew points were in the 60s all day. Now at 0717 we have clear skies with temperatures in the low to mid 60s with dew points around 60°. The Thursday minimum temperature from the VP2 in the shelter on the ground below my balcony (64.9°) was recorded at 0216 while the maximum temperature (78.2°) was recorded at 1650. Dew point temps flattened out from yesterday, ranging only from 63° to 67°. Relative humidity values were a bit lower than yesterday (97% – 64%). Barometric values rose slightly from yesterday, ranging from 29.84″ at 0246 up to 29.98″ at 2351.

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 partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid 60s at 0717 Friday. Friday through Monday should see high temps from the upper 70s to low 80s with lows in the low-mid 60s under scattered to partly cloudy skies and only a 10-20 POP for rain.

On Weatherbug at 0717 the radar is clearer than it has been in a while, with just some light showers offshore of the mid-Atlantic states out in the Atlantic and light scattered showers over parts of coastal New England.

As of 0717 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 63.2 93 61 30.03R NA 78.2/64.9

There was 0.02″ of rain in the gauge on Thursday (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). My VP2 gauge recorded 0.01″ with a max rain rate of 0.01″ @ 0500

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 was 2.56″.

Year-to-date (YTD) precipitation total is 33.86″

VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 30.08R NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Thursday. The USG VP2 stayed offline all day and is not providing me most data sets (save for barometric pressure readings).

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 65 81.4 59 30.04R W 4 G W 8
140° from station 82/66

The Lakewood rain gauge reported 0.02″ of rain on Thursday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 68.9 RH 89% BP 29.98R DP 65.5.

Good morning from the partly cloudy and mild Walrus early on this Friday.

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