A cloudy, cold update for West Rockville Maryland on Tuesday, February 6 2018

A cloudy, cold update for West Rockville Maryland on Tuesday, February 6 2018

Tuesday was mostly cloudy most of the day, with some clear skies in the very early AM that allowed for our upper-mid 20s min temp for the day. Otherwise the temperatures were relatively cold most of the day with high temps reaching the upper 30s. The Monday maximum temperature from the VP2 (38.2°) was recorded at 1422 while the minimum temperature (27.0°) was recorded very early in the day at 0037 and was the same value as the min was on Monday. Dew point temperatures were moderate most of the day, ranging from a low of 18° early at 0003 up to 27° at 1117. Relative humidity values relatively high all day (80% – 61%). Barometric values rose today, ranging from a low of 30.29″ at 0422 up to a high of 30.51″ much later at 2302.

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.

We were partly cloudy overnight but mostly cloudy during the day and evening on Tuesday. High temps warmed into the upper 30s and lows were in the upper-mid 20s. Wednesday looks cloudy and rainy (100 POP) with high temps in the low-mid 40s and lows in the low 20s. Precipitation was quite light and intermittent and while below freezing so far I did not note much freezing around my apartment grounds. We are in a dry slot now but should rain by mid-day and continue to fall as rain the rest of the day. Mostly sunny skies should return on Thursday and colder, with highs in the mid 30s and lows in the mid 20s. Friday should warm up a bit again, under mostly cloudy skies with high temps in the mid 40s and lows around the freezing mark. Saturday should turn cloudy with a 100 POP for rain, highs around 50° and lows in the low-mid 40s. Rain should continue on Sunday (90 POP) with highs in the low 50s and lows around 30° (late)

On the Channel 4 weather website at 1015 radar is showing snow over most of PA with a mixed bag in our area and points west and north. More steady, heavier rain is falling in parts of SW VA towards Tennessee, in warmer air that should preclude any freezing problems.

As of 1015, 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 skies and warming up not so early on this morning.

Station Relative Location Temp RH DP   BP     Wind High/Low temp Tuesday
VP2            Ground         31.7  88  29 30.23F    NA     38.2/27.0

There was no precipitation in the cocorahs gauge on Tuesday through midnight obs. The VP2 tipping bucket rain gauge under my balcony recorded no precipitation on Tuesday through midnight.

Tuesday’s precipitation 0
February precipitation is 1.33″
February snowfall 0.0″
Snow on ground 0.0″ (reported to the nearest half-inch)
The seasonal snowfall total is 5.2″.
Year-to-date precipitation total is 3.16″

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 32 95 30 30.19″F ESE 4 G ESE 10 
                            140° from station                       37/23

The Lakewood rain gauge recorded no precipitation on Tuesday. It is reporting a 1.22″ monthly (February) and 2018 year-to-date (YTD) amount of 3.46″ up over an inch from yesterday’s report. So far today it is reporting 0.01″

Temperature from the VP2 at 2400 was 30.7 RH 77% BP 30.49″F DP 24.5. Cloudy and relatively cold.

Good morning from the cloudy, warming up, slightly wet but snowless Walrus early on this Wednesday morning. Featured image today is of the gray, leaden skies out from my balcony landing from 0730 EST on Feb 7, 2018 complete with several crows flying around like they usually do right around sunrise. 

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