A partly cloudy, warm, continued dry weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Friday October 6 2017

A partly cloudy, warm, continued dry weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Friday October 6 2017

Friday was a partly cloudy, warm, dry day with a rise in dew point temperatures after a milder early AM. Temperatures rose from an early AM low 60s to the upper 70s in the mid-afternoon. Dew points remained relatively high, at or above the 60° mark for the first time in several days, ranging from 60° up to the mid 60s. Now at 0840 we have a sunny sky with broken high cirrus clouds and temperatures in the low 60s with dew points around 60°. The Friday minimum temperature from the VP2 in the shelter on the ground below my balcony (61.3°) was recorded at 0715 while the maximum temperature (79.3°) was recorded at 1331. Dew point temps ranged from 60° up to 66°. Relative humidity values were a bit higher than yesterday (96% – 57%). Barometric values fell off more today, ranging from 30.13″ at 0837 down to 30.03″ at 1647.

Remember now you can get the 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.

We now have scattered cirrus through a sunny sky with temperatures in the low 60s at 0840 Saturday. Saturday will be mostly sunny with some clouds around, warm and dry, highs in the mid 80s and lows around 70° as more humid air starts working in – a 40 POP for late thundershowers Saturday night. Rain/thunderstorms looks like a good bet on Sunday (80 POP) and just rain, heavy at times possibly on Monday (100 POP), with highs in the mid-upper 70s and lows in the upper 60s. What is left of Tropical Storm Nate should be hitting our area with hopefully only beneficial soaking rains that we really need on Monday. Partly sunny and warmer on Tuesday, highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s. Generally showery and cooler weather should follow the rest of the workweek from Wednesday through Friday as it looks now.

On Weatherbug at 0840 the radar is showing showers well to my north over upstate New York, southern Ontario, extending westward out to much of WI and MI at this time. Rain bands can start to be seen out in the Gulf of Mexico from approaching Cat 1 Hurricane Nate, with landfall soon along the Gulf Coast between New Orleans LA to Mobile AL sometime early Sunday.

As of 0840 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 63.0 96 62 30.08S NA 79.3/61.3

There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Friday.

October precipitation is 0.00″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 33.56″

VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 30.13S NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Friday. 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, 67 75.9 59.2 30.09S SSW 4 G SSW 9 
                           140° from station                       85/69

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Friday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 68.3 RH 84% BP 30.08S DP 63.3 .

Good morning from the sunny and mild Walrus early on this Saturday.

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