A cloudy, cooler, rainy weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Wednesday October 11 2017

A cloudy, cooler, rainy weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Wednesday October 11 2017

Wednesday was a cloudy, cooler, occasionally rainy day (0.50″), particularly late in the evening when most of the daily rain fell, peaking at a rain rate of 3.37″/hour at 2338 EDT. Temperatures stayed in the low 70s in the AM hours, then started to drop down eventually into the mid 60s by evening. Dew points ranged from the 70° (early) down to the mid 60s (late). Now at 0854 we have cloudy conditions with temperatures in the lower 60s with dew points in the low 60s. The Wednesday minimum temperature from the VP2 (64.7°) was recorded at 2337 while the maximum temperature (73.9°) was recorded at 0000 in a topsy-turvy kind of day. Dew point temps ranged from 70° (early) down to 64° (late). Relative humidity values increased a bit from yesterday (97% – 85%). Barometric values lowered a bit today, ranging from 30.07″ at 0010 down to 29.99″ at 1548.

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 a cloudy sky at 0854 Thursday. Generally cloudy/showery and cooler weather should follow on Thursday and Friday with high temps in the mid 60s and lows in the 55° to 60° range. Right now a 20 POP on Thursday, and a 30 POP on Friday under cloudy to partly cloudy skies. On Saturday warmer temps into the upper mid 70s and lows in the low 60s with cloudy skies and a 70 POP for rain all day. Sunday should warm into the low 80s under partly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 50s.

On Weatherbug at 0854 the radar is showing the rain showers have moved off to the ENE, and are mostly offshore and over most of NJ and coastal areas of NY at this time.

As of 0854 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          63.4 93 61 30.18R   NA    73.9/64.7

There was 0.50″ of rain in the cocorahs gauge on Wednesday. The VP2 tipping bucket only recorded 0.32″ of rain, but did record a max rain rate of 3.37″/hour at 2338. 0.15″ additional has been recorded since midnight. 

October precipitation is now 1.19″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 34.75″

VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 30.22R NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Wednesday as the VP2 continues not to function properly. 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, 62 95 61 30.22R NE 2 G E 22 
                              140° from station                 73/63

The Lakewood rain gauge reported 0.25″ of rain on Wednesday. Since midnight an additional 0.17″ has been recorded.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 64.8 RH 97% BP 30.09R DP 63.9 Cloudy, light-moderate rain at midnight .

Good morning from the cloudy and cooler Walrus early on this Thursday.

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