Wednesday started out partly cloudy, but clouded over by mid-morning and stayed that way the rest of the day. Still mild but slightly cooler with the clouds than yesterday, with highs in the low 40s after an overnight into the upper 20s. The Wednesday minimum temperature from the VP2 (28.5°) was recorded at 0529 while the maximum temperature (42.5°) was recorded at 1433. The ground was dry all day, so there was no real icing problem in the early AM. My dew point temperatures ranged from 23° at 0455 up to 33° at 2239. Relative humidity values stayed relatively high all day (82% – 63%). Barometric values rose more again today, from a morning high of 30.52″ at 1021 down to 30.40″ at 1551.
Today’s featured image is courtesy of the Jan 8 2018 Annapolis Capital Gazette article on icebound Tangier Island out in the middle of Chesapeake Bay, taken earlier this week. The photographer got stuck there due to the ice. The article can be found on the web at: http://www.capitalgazette.com/weather/ac-cn-flemming-20180107-story.html
Remember now you can get the VP2 data on Weatherlink. You can access the data through http://www.weatherlink.com/user/walrusman444.
I am posting daily to weather underground. My ID is KMDROCKV200 and my station is called “Gardens of Traville.” Data is online, normally just about in real-time. I contribute daily to cocorahs as Rockville 2.8 WNW, Station ID MD-MG-115. Happy to say that Weather Underground is up and showing my near real-time and daily data and nearby stations, coming back online in the early AM. Please remember that Weather Underground does not report snow data, and reflects what is recorded automatically through the tipping bucket VP2 gauge.
I finished inputting the basic data into the master 2017 spreadsheet for December with just a short summary to add before finishing that up.
We have cloudy skies now early on this Thursday morning with temps in the upper thirties. Temperatures have remained above the freezing mark overnight, under continuing cloudy skies. Cloudy skies on Thursday with a 30 POP for PM showers and highs reaching the low 50s, lows in the mid 40s. Friday should feature mostly cloudy skies and a 70 POP for light rain in the AM with highs in the mid 60s and lows dropping late into the low 30s. Clearing and colder over the weekend, partly cloudy with highs in the mid 30s on Saturday and partly cloudy with highs in the upper 20s on Sunday and lows in the mid teens both nights.
On the Channel 4 weather website at 0749 radar is showing scattered showers in parts of the Midwest and upstate New York at this time, heading slowly easterly.
As of 0749, 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:
Cloudy and mild this morning.
Station Relative Location Temp RH DP BP Wind High/Low temp Wednesday
VP2 Ground 40.2 81 34 30.40R NA 42.5/28.5
There was no precipitation in the cocorahs gauge on Wednesday. The VP2 tipping bucket rain gauge under my balcony recorded no precipitation on Wednesday through midnight.
January precipitation is 0.09″.
January snowfall is 0.5″.
Snow on ground 0
The seasonal snowfall total is 4.3″.
Year-to-date precipitation total is 0.09″
WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 41 75 33 30.36R SSE 1 G SSE 3
140° from station 43/29
The Lakewood rain gauge recorded no precipitation on Wednesday. All the ice and snow have melted through. It is still mysteriously reporting 0.43″ monthly and yearly January 2018 precipitation at the present time. I have no idea how it can total that much precipitation for the month/year.
Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 38.7 RH 79% BP 30.40F DP 32.7. Cloud and relatively mild and dry at 2400.
Good morning from the cloudy, relatively mild, and dry Walrus early on this Thursday morning.