A partly to mostly sunny, milder weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Tuesday September 19 2017

A partly to mostly sunny, milder weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Tuesday September 19 2017

Tuesday was partly to mostly sunny and a bit warmer than Monday. Temperatures rose to the upper 70s with lows in the mid 60s. Dew points didn’t change much all day, very similar to yesterday, staying in the mid-upper 60s all day. Now at 0715 we have mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 60s with dew points in the lower 60s. The Tuesday minimum temperature from the VP2 in the shelter on the ground below my balcony (65.4°) was recorded at 0600 while the maximum temperature (79.3°) was recorded at 1602. Dew point temps remained flat all day similar to yesterday, ranging from 64° to 69°. Relative humidity values dropped a bit lower than yesterday (98% – 67%). Barometric values were lower than yesterday, ranging from 30.04″ at 0000 down to 29.90″ at 1957.

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 started working on the finishing touches to my August 2017 data spreadsheet and climate summary and statistics documents that I completed a few hours ago and emailed in to the NJWO on their blog website and on email for the NJWO WEATHERSHELTER monthly publication and will be hopefully posting here on my blog in a few minutes. I talked with my friend Ray for a while later about the future tracks of Tropical Storm Jose off the southern New England coast and very strong Hurricane Maria, which is now hitting Puerto Rico as a very dangerous Category 4 storm with 155 MPH winds. 

We now have mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 60s at 0715 Wednesday. Sunny skies with scattered cumulus clouds at times should dominate our weather on Wednesday through Saturday and beyond, with warm and humid conditions, and highs in the low-mid 80s and lows in the low-mid 60s. No tropical activity is expected to affect our area during the period, and looking for at least the middle part of next week at the earliest time that that could happen, if it happens at all.

On Weatherbug at 0715 the radar is showing the circulation showers of now tropical storm Jose well offshore of the NJ, NY, and southern New England coastlines at this time.

As of 0715 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 66.6 89 63 29.93S NA 79.3/65.4

There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Tuesday.

August precipitation was 4.09″ (final total, corrections have been applied from August 2 and August 4 bogus 0.15″ amounts on each day)

September precipitation through midnight obs tonight was 2.56″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now computed at 33.56″

VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 29.97S NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Tuesday. 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, 70 73.6 60.2 29.93S WSW 3 G WSW 12
140° from station 80/65

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Tuesday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 70.0 RH 85% BP 29.92S DP 65.3.

Good morning from the mostly cloudy and mild Walrus early on this Wednesday.

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