A partly sunny, milder, but still dry update for West Rockville Maryland for Saturday October 28 2017

A partly sunny, milder, but still dry update for West Rockville Maryland for Saturday October 28 2017

Saturday was a partly sunny, milder but still dry day. Temperatures warmed from the not so chilly early AM minimums in the upper 40s up to the mid 60s in the mid afternoon. Once again the temps didn’t drop as much as yesterday in the evening, remaining in the lower 60s. Dew points rose some more today, ranging from the mid 40s up to the upper 50s. Now at 0730 we have cloudy, slightly wet skies that will only get wetter later in the day. Temperatures are in the lower 60s with dew points also in the low 60s. The Friday minimum temperature from the VP2 (47.8°) was recorded at 0717 while the maximum temperature (66.6°) was recorded at 1538. Dew point temps ranged from 45° up to 58°. Relative humidity values rose a bit today (92% – 62%). Barometric values lowered a bit today from yesterday’s readings, ranging from a high of 30.05″ at 0000 down to a low of 29.81″ almost 24 hours later at 2352.

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 was up midday to catch most of the Wisconsin early college football game against Illinois, won fairly easily by the Badgers 24-10.  I watched the 4th game of the World Series from Houston, won by the Dodgers 6-2 that tied the Series up at 2 games a piece.  I got more amazon.com packages today, including an illuminated magnifying glass to help me read in low-light and small print size situations. I had some prune juice and low sodium spicy V8 along with my usual vitamins and ice water.

We now have a cloudy sky with light rain showers in the area, but not raining right now at my location. The temperatures have remained in the mild lower 60s overnight. Cloudy and gradually cooler as the day progresses with a 90 POP for rain and possibly a thundershower for Sunday, with highs in the lower 60s dropping into the 50s in the afternoon and bottoming out with lows in the lower 40s overnight. There is the likelihood of 1-2 inches of rain falling on Sunday. There is a wind advisory for our area between late Sunday evening into most of Monday morning. Monday should cool further with highs in the upper 50s and lows in the lower 40s, but with variably cloudy, windy skies. Halloween Tuesday does look to stay cool but dry under partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s for reasonably good “Trick or Treat” conditions. Wednesday looks to be partly cloudy with highs around 60° and lows in the upper 40s.

On Weatherbug at 0730 the radar is showing lines of showers streaming up from the south but remaining mostly east of my immediate area, along with more rain out well to the west and northwest over sections of PA and WV at this time. Eventually the rain will work into my immediate area later on Sunday afternoon.

As of 0730 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          61.2  97  60   29.65F   NA     66.6/47.8

There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Saturday. The VP2 tipping bucket rain gauge under my balcony recorded no rain on Saturday either. So far 0.01″ has been recorded in the VP2 gauge since midnight, with much more to come.

October precipitation is now 1.69″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 35.25″

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 62 100 62 29.67F SSE 3 G ESE 11
                            140° from station                       68/48

The Lakewood rain gauge recorded no rain through midnight on Saturday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 61.7 RH 88% BP 29.81F DP 58.1. Cloudy but still dry at midnight .

Good morning from a cloudy, milder and soon to be wet Walrus early on this Sunday.

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