Tuesday was yet another beautiful early fall day as we proceed further into the month of October. It was mostly sunny with a bit warmer afternoon air and rising dew point temperatures after another pleasantly cool early AM. Temperatures rose from the early AM low 50s to around 70° in the mid-afternoon. Dew points remained relatively low all day but about 5° higher than yesterday, ranging from the upper 40s up to around 60°. Now at 0759 we have clear skies and temperatures around 50° with dew points in the upper 40s. The Tuesday minimum temperature from the VP2 in the shelter on the ground below my balcony (51.5°) was recorded at 0425 while the maximum temperature (69.6°) was recorded at 1500. Dew point temps ranged from 49° up to 60°. Relative humidity values were about the same as yesterday (96% – 53%). Barometric values rose even more today, ranging from 30.47″ at 0019 up to 30.61″ at 1108. Pressure readings have been falling off since the late morning, but that 30.61″ reading was my highest pressure reading since a reading of 30.67″ was recorded back on March 23, 2017.
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 am also now on weather underground. My ID is KMDROCKV200 and my station is called “Gardens of Traville.” Data is online, normally just about in real-time.
I watched the American League Wild Card one game playoff between my favorite team, the Yankees, and the Twins. New York won the game 8-4 and now will play in the next round, a best of 5 games, with the Cleveland Indians starting on Thursday evening from Ohio. It doesn’t look like weather will play any sort of adverse role in Thursday night’s game. It should be clear and warm for this time of year.
We now have clear skies right after sunrise with temperatures around 50° at 0759 Wednesday. The rest of the workday week looks to be a sunny, dry one with warming temps as we progress through our first week of October. Dry and warmer on Wednesday with highs around 80° and lows in the mid 50s. Thursday and Friday may find a few clouds around with highs in the low 80s, lows around 60°. Saturday will be warm and dry, highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s. A new development for Sunday- RAIN!!! with highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Rain also looks to continue into the early part of next week. We have not had any measurable rain here since September 14!
On Weatherbug at 0759 the radar is showing showers out in parts of the Midwest in sections of IN and MI and states to the west and southern Canada, but this big ridge we are under is diverting all midwestern shower activity north over the “top” of this ridge and missing our area by several hundred miles to the north. There are numerous tropical showers going on over much of Florida right now, and I believe that area will get organized and move north to give us that rain on Sunday through Tuesday.
As of 0759 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 50.4 96 49 30.47S NA 69.6/51.5
There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Tuesday.
October precipitation is 0.00″.
Year-to-date precipitation total is now 33.56″
VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 30.50S 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 much data (save for barometric pressure readings).
WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 54 86.4 50.2 30.45S Calm G SSW 4
140° from station 74/51
The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Tuesday.
Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 55.0 RH 90% BP 30.54S DP 52.1 .
Good morning from the clear and cool Walrus early on this Wednesday.