A sunny, warm fall day update for West Rockville Maryland for Friday October 20 2017

A sunny, warm fall day update for West Rockville Maryland for Friday October 20 2017

Friday warmed up a bit overnight but didn’t get as warm during the day with weak SW winds predominating under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures were in the low 50s in the early AM, rising to the lower 70s in the mid afternoon. Dew points lowered today, ranging from the mid 50s down to the mid 40s. Now at 0623 we have clear skies with cooler temps compared with yesterday. Temperatures are in the upper 40s with dew points in the mid 40s. The Friday minimum temperature from the VP2 (52.1°) was recorded at 0323 while the maximum temperature (71.1°) was recorded at 1632. Dew point temps ranged from 55° down to 46°. Relative humidity values lowered some today (89% – 44%). Barometric values were about the same as yesterday, ranging from 30.28″ at 1038 down to 30.18″ at 0208.

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.

I talked with my friend Ray M a few times helping him on some “water-year” data in the cocorahs data base. I also spoke with Marty in the evening to resolve a few issues and items from yesterday’s visit. I did a bit of work on character of day and daily comments in my September climate data spreadsheet that is just about done. 

We now have a clear sky at 0623 Saturday with temps in the mid-upper 40s. It should be a dry weekend with stable temperatures. Saturday and Sunday should be mostly sunny with perhaps a few scattered clouds, highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 50s Saturday and mid 50s on Sunday. Outlook for early in the week is for increasing clouds and still mild on Monday with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 60s, then a 100 POP for rain on Tuesday with highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 40s as a strong cold front moves through the area late in the day. Partly sunny and cool on Wednesday with highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.

On Weatherbug at 0623 the radar is clear throughout the Eastern U.S. including Florida at this time. The nearest rain I see is in scattered light showers in parts of the Midwest, over sections of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri at this time.

As of 0623 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) and the Lakewood WXBug station are as follows :

Station Relative Location Temp RH DP BP Wind High/Low temp today
VP2 Ground 49.5 91 47 30.31S NA 71.1/52.1

There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Friday. Likewise in the VP2 tipping bucket under my balcony.

October precipitation is now 1.41″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 34.97″

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 46 100 46 30.29R Calm G N 1
140° from station 73/48

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Friday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 53.5 RH 81% BP 30.27R DP 47.8 Clear, a bit milder but calm at midnight .

Good morning from the clear and comfortable Walrus early on this Saturday. GO BADGERS!!!!

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