Thursday was partly cloudy, warm and moderately humid once again. Temperatures rose to the lower 80s with lows in the mid 60s. Dew points varied a bit more today, reaching the 70° mark but staying in the 60s most of the day. Now at 0738 we have partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 60s with dew points around 60°. The Thursday minimum temperature from the VP2 in the shelter on the ground below my balcony (64.1°) was recorded at 0343 while the maximum temperature (82.9°) was recorded at 1606. Dew point temps ranged from 61° to 70°. Relative humidity values were about the same as yesterday (92% – 57%). Barometric values raised a bit from yesterday, ranging from 30.07″ at 0926 down to 29.98″ at 0257.
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 midday to meet Mike to get my refreshments for the trivia game later on in the day. Tracy called me on her way to work. I had a late breakfast of cereal and coffee. Then I went to the trivia game at 1830. My questions really went through fast, and I had to read some additional ones to the group from a trivia questions book. After the game I watched the Thursday night football game, a wild affair won by the LA Rams 41-39 over the SF 49ers. I baked some frozen crab cakes and cooked some broccoli cheddar rice a roni on the stove with sliced mushrooms added. I talked with Robin early on her way to work, without Gideon unfortunately. I also spoke with Ray several times during the day and evening about sports, music and the weather. I also caught up some on my email and facebook messaging at times during the evening. I had some prune juice and spicy low-sodium V8 juice right around dinner time, and plenty of water and vitamins throughout the evening.
We now have partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 60s at 0738 Friday. Sunny skies with scattered cumulus clouds at times should dominate our weather Friday through Tuesday and beyond, with warm and moderately humid conditions. High temps should generally be in the mid-upper 80s with lows in the mid 60s. No sign of additional tropical activity from Hurricane Maria or Tropical Storm Jose, but they are still spinning out in the Atlantic Ocean not too far away. No significant tropical activity is expected to affect our area during the period.
On Weatherbug at 0738 the radar is still showing the circulation showers of now tropical storm Jose and approaching Maria well offshore of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England coastlines plus down off the Carolinas and Florida at this time.
As of 0738 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 67.9 87 64 30.04S NA 82.9/64.1
There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Thursday.
August precipitation was 4.09″ (final total)
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 30.09R 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, 69 75.5 61.1 30.05R NNE 2 G NNE 10
140° from station 85/67
The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Thursday.
Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 69.1 RH 90% BP 30.04S DP 66.0.
Good morning from the partly cloudy and mild Walrus early on this Friday.