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.
Saturday was a partly to mostly cloudy, warm, dry day with a rise in dew point temperatures over the 70° mark after a mild early AM. Temperatures rose from an early AM low around 60° to the 80° mark in the mid-afternoon. (First 80° max of October and first one since September 27) Dew points rose higher, above the 70° mark for the first time since September 27, ranging from the upper 50s up to the low 70s. Now at 0756 we have a cloudy (stratocumulus) sky and temperatures in the mid 70s with dew points in the low 70s. The Saturday minimum temperature from the VP2 in the shelter on the ground below my balcony (60.2°) was recorded at 0719 while the maximum temperature (80.0°) was recorded at 1337. Dew point temps ranged from 59° up to 71°. Relative humidity values were a bit higher than yesterday (96% – 61%). Barometric values fell off a bit more today, ranging from 30.10″ at 0921 down to 29.97″ at 2351.
We now have a full stratocumulus overcast with temperatures in the mid 70s at 0756 Sunday. Rain/thunderstorms looks like a good bet on Sunday (80 POP) with just rain, heavy at times possibly on Monday (100 POP), with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and lows in the mid-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 Sunday night and Monday. Partly sunny and warmer on Tuesday, highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s. Generally cloudy/showery and cooler weather should follow the rest of the workweek from Wednesday through Friday as it looks now.
On Weatherbug at 0756 the radar is showing showers to my north and west which look to move into my area within the next hour or two. Much more rain out to the WSW over KY, WV, OH, TN and points south, linking up with the rain from what is now Tropical Storm Nate over Alabama heading north.
As of 0756 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 74.1 93 72 29.95R NA 80.0/60.2
There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Saturday.
October precipitation is 0.00″.
Year-to-date precipitation total is now 33.56″
VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 30.00R NA NA/NA
There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Saturday. 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, 74 82.6 68.5 29.96R SW 3 G SW 25
140° from station 83/64
The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Saturday.
Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 73.6 RH 91% BP 29.97F DP 70.9 .
Good morning from the cloudy and soon-to-be wet Walrus (hopefully) early on this Sunday.