A cloudy, very mild, slightly wet update for West Rockville Maryland on Thursday, January 11 2018

A cloudy, very mild, slightly wet update for West Rockville Maryland on Thursday, January 11 2018

Thursday was mostly cloudy, but with some sunny intervals, and much warmer, with high temps approaching the 60° mark after lows in the upper 30s in the early AM. Towards evening we had a bit of light rain, and with the air becoming humid the damp ground stayed that way despite the very light amount of rain (0.01″). The Thursday minimum temperature from the VP2 (37.8°) was recorded early at 0300 while the maximum temperature (58.9°) was recorded at 1557. My dew point temperatures really rose today, ranging from 32° at 0057 up to 56° at 2016. Relative humidity values stayed high all day, particularly in the evening (97% – 74%). Barometric values fell most of the day, from a morning high of 30.41″ at 1010 down to 30.11″ at 2350.

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. Please remember that Weather Underground does not report snow data, and reflects what is recorded automatically through the tipping bucket VP2 gauge.

I texted with my friend Steve out in southern CA to get an update on those terrible floods out there.  I scheduled my annual physical for next Wednesday, then my yearly eye exam the following Wednesday, and arranged for “Uber Mike” to pick me up and take me to Kaiser for my pre-physical lab work, plus a quick run to my bank to make some long-overdue small deposits of money from Ray for misc weather equipment. 

We have cloudy skies now early on this Friday morning with balmy temps in the upper fifties. Friday should feature cloudy skies and a 100 POP for rain with highs in the mid 60s then dropping later after the frontal passage with lows in the low 30s. Clearing and colder over the weekend, partly cloudy with highs in the mid 30s on Saturday and mostly sunny and highs in the upper 20s on Sunday; lows in the mid teens both nights.

On the Channel 4 weather website at 0348 radar is showing heavier showers just to my west and southwest and should be here within the next few hours, and then persist most of the daylight hours of Friday.

As of 0348, 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, breezy and very mild this morning with light rain just starting to fall again.

Station Relative Location Temp  RH  DP   BP     Wind High/Low temp Thursday
VP2            Ground          59.9  97  59 29.94F   NA     58.9/37.8

There was 0.01″ of precipitation in the cocorahs gauge on Thursday. The VP2 tipping bucket rain gauge under my balcony recorded no precipitation on Thursday through midnight but just clicked over with its first 0.01″ a few minutes ago. .

January precipitation is 0.10″.
January snowfall is 0.5″.
Snow on ground 0
The seasonal snowfall total is 4.3″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is 0.10″

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 59 100 59 29.98″F S 9 G SSE 19
140° from station 60/39

The Lakewood rain gauge recorded 0.01″ of precipitation on Thursday. 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 56.2 RH 97% BP 30.10F DP 55.4. Cloud and very mild and damp at 2400.

Good morning from the cloudy, very mild and damp Walrus early on this Friday morning.

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