A partly sunny, warmer weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Wednesday September 20 2017

A partly sunny, warmer weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Wednesday September 20 2017

Wednesday was a partly cloudy, warmer day than Tuesday. Temperatures rose to the lower 80s with lows in the mid 60s. Dew points didn’t change much all day, very similar to yesterday, staying in the 60s all day. Now at 0718 we have mostly clear skies with temperatures in the low 60s with dew points around 60°. There is some fog being reported around the region but not at my location. The Wednesday minimum temperature from the VP2 in the shelter on the ground below my balcony (66.3°) was recorded at 0804 while the maximum temperature (83.2°) was recorded at 1543. Dew point temps remained flat all day similar to yesterday, ranging from 63° to 69°. Relative humidity values lowered some today (90% – 55%). Barometric values were a bit lower than yesterday, ranging from 29.99″ at 1003 down to 29.91″ at 0014.

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 worked on further processing of my August 2017 weather observations (EXCEL) bringing in parts of my monthly summary I wrote yesterday.  I also spoke with Marty for a while during my dinner hour over a variety of weather and climate topics. 

We now have mostly clear skies with temperatures in the lower-mid 60s at 0718 Thursday. Sunny skies with scattered cumulus clouds at times should dominate our weather Thursday through Monday and beyond, with warm and moderately humid conditions. High temps should generally be in the mid 80s with lows around 60° on Friday but mid 60s on the other days. No sign of tropical activity from Hurricane Maria or Tropical Storm Jose coming close to this area. in the low-mid 60s. No tropical activity is expected to affect our area during the period. Maybe in about a week with Maria, but that is still a long shot and too far out right now to be very sure about that.

On Weatherbug at 0718 the radar is still 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 0718 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 65.0 87 61 30.05R NA 83.2/66.3

There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Wednesday.

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 30.10R NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Wednesday. 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, 67 68.9 58 30.05R NW 4 G NW 10
140° from station 86/66

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Wednesday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 67.5 RH 86% BP 29.99R DP 63.3.

Good morning from the mostly clear and mild Walrus early on this Thursday.

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