Tuesday was mostly sunny, warm and dry yet again but with some high clouds at times, perhaps upper level moisture from the weakening Hurricane/Tropical Storm Maria moving north off the North Carolina coast. Temperatures rose into the low 80s with lows in the upper 60s. Dew points rose up to the 70° mark. Now at 1015 we have sunny skies and a bit of a breeze with temperatures climbing through the 70s and the dew point temperature up to the 70° mark. The Tuesday minimum temperature from the VP2 in the shelter on the ground below my balcony (68.0°) was recorded at 0636 while the maximum temperature (81.2°) was recorded at 1637. Dew point temps ranged from 64° up to 70°. Relative humidity values averaged out about the same as yesterday (87% – 65%). Barometric values were a bit lower than yesterday, ranging from 30.03″ at 0940 down to 29.93″ at 2325.
Remember now you can get the ground-based VP2 data on Weatherlink. You can access the data through http://www.weatherlink.com/user/walrusman444 On Tuesday I progressed to another source of my real-time data – weather underground. My ID is KMDROCKV200 and my station is called “Gardens of Traville.” Data came online about noontime on Tuesday.
We now have sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 70s and climbing at 1015 Wednesday. One more sunny, very warm day today with high temps in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Thursday and Friday should turn cooler, with highs in the low-mid 70s and lows in the much more comfortable low 50s. Cooler air will continue to work its way into the weekend as we transition from September into October with highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 40s on Saturday. I had been hopeful for some rain early next week, but not so sure about that any more. We really need the rain, it has really gotten dry around here.
On Weatherbug at 1015 the radar is clear throughout the Eastern US at this time. As of 1015 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 76.3 82 70 29.90S NA 81.2/68.0
There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Tuesday.
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 29.95S NA NA/NA
There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Tuesday. The USG VP2 continues to stay offline all day and is not providing me most data sets (save for barometric pressure readings).
WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 76 73.1 66.7 29.91S WSW 7 G WSW 13 140° from station 83/66
The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Tuesday.
Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 74.2 RH 82% BP 29.92F DP 68.6 .
Good morning from the fair and mild Walrus not so early on this Wednesday morning. The website was down earlier when I normally would be posting.