A partly cloudy, warm, humid weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Saturday September 16 2017

A partly cloudy, warm, humid weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Saturday September 16 2017

Saturday warmed under partly cloudy skies. Temperatures rose to the 80° mark with lows in the mid 60s. Dew points reached 70° but were in the 60s most of the day. Now at 0743 we have clear skies but with light fog and temperatures in the mid 60s with dew points also in the mid 60s. No fog being observed despite the air temperature/dew point temperature combination. The Saturday minimum temperature from the VP2 in the shelter on the ground below my balcony (64.3°) was recorded at 0527 while the maximum temperature (80.2°) was recorded at 1609. Dew point temps remained rather flat similar to yesterday, ranging from 63° to 70°. Relative humidity values were a bit higher than yesterday (96% – 64%). Barometric values rose a bit from yesterday, ranging from 30.09″ at 1844 up to 30.16″ at 0946.

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 a high cloud overcast with temperatures in the mid 60s at 0743 Sunday. There are areas of fog in the area, only light fog currently at my station. Sunday should feature partly cloudy skies with high temps in the low 80s with lows in the mid 60s and a 40 POP for rain. On Monday sunny with scattered clouds at times with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the lower-mid 60s with only a 20 POP for rain as Hurricane Jose appears to be tracking further out to sea and minimizing its effects in our immediate area. Scattered fair weather clouds should continue to dominate our weather on Tuesday and Wednesday and humid, with highs in the low 80s and lows in the lower-mid 60s.

On Weatherbug at 0743 the radar is showing offshore of the Carolinas showers from Hurricane Jose and also there is a group of nearly stationary but growing in area intense showers/storms in central PA between Lancaster and Reading.

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 66.0 96 65 30.14R NA 80.2/64.3

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 am finalizing my research on these numbers later today)

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 30.19R NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Friday. 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, 66 89.5 62.4 30.15R ENE 4 G ENE 7
140° from station 85/66

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Saturday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 68.1 RH 94% BP 30.11S DP 65.4.

Good morning from the high thin overcast sky condition and mild Walrus early on this Sunday.

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