A cloudy, rainy, milder update for West Rockville Maryland on Saturday, February 10 2018

A cloudy, rainy, milder update for West Rockville Maryland on Saturday, February 10 2018

Saturday featured clouds and steady light rain from late morning through the rest of the day. Temperatures rose up to the mid 40s by late evening, after a mild night above the freezing mark in the mid 30s in the early AM. The Saturday maximum temperature from the VP2 (45.9°) was recorded at 2332 while the minimum temperature (36.8°) was recorded at 0333. Dew point temperatures rose today, ranging from a low of 33° very early at 0106 up to 45° (much later) at 2238. Relative humidity values also rose today (98% – 81%). Barometric values started to lower some most of the day, ranging from a high of 30.35″ at 0000 down to a min of 30.05″ much later at 2348.

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.

Lowell and I progressed a bit on my 2017 annual summary as I emailed off some more supplemental files to him, and in return he sent me a blank form for me to use on my January 2018 data. 

We were cloudy and mild overnight Friday into Saturday but no rain till the late morning around 1130. The rest of Saturday was cloudy with steady light rain falling (0.63″) with considerable evening light-moderate fog, visibilities below a mile at times. The temps rose through the 30s early into the low-mid 40s by late evening. More clouds and rain on Sunday (90 POP) with highs in the low 60s, steady rain continuing but with the chance for thundershowers in the PM with slow clearing and lows in the upper 30s at night. There is an areal flood watch in effect now and through all of today till 12 midnight. We should get about 1.5″ of rain all weekend, with a chance at more possible if a thundershower can move over my station location. On Monday there should be partly cloudy skies with AM clouds and PM sun and only a 20 POP for rain, highs in the mid 40s and lows in the low-mid 20s. Tuesday should be partly cloudy with no chance of rain , a bit colder with highs in the upper 30s and lows in the low 30s. Mostly cloudy and warmer on Wednesday, highs in the upper 50s and lows in the mid-upper 40s. Thursday should be even milder under cloudy skies (20 POP for rain) with highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid-upper 40s.

On the Channel 4 weather website at 1200 radar is showing light to moderate rain falling over the region, moving up from the SW in a NE direction from all the way down into the Carolinas, with some breaks later in the day as the precipitation should become more showery along with that chance of thundershowers, some of which are showing on the radar well to my SW at the present time.

As of 1200, 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:

Overcast and mild late this morning into the early afternoon.

Station Relative Location Temp RH DP    BP      Wind High/Low temp Saturday
VP2            Ground         58.1  99  58 29.92F    NA    45.9/36.8

There was 0.63″ of precipitation in the cocorahs gauge on Saturday through midnight obs. The VP2 tipping bucket rain gauge under my balcony recorded only 0.33″ of precipitation on Saturday through midnight. So far today since midnight through the current time it has recorded an additional 0.33″ of precipitation.

Saturday’s precipitation 0.63″
February precipitation is 2.46″
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 4.29″

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 58 100 58 29.94″F WSW 5 G SSW 18
140° from station 46/35

The Lakewood rain gauge recorded 0.55″ of precipitation on Saturday. It is still reporting a 1.81″ monthly (February) and 2018 year-to-date (YTD) amount of 4.05″ the same as yesterday’s report. So far today 0.52″ has been recorded here. So hopefully the monthly and yearly totals will be updated soon with these weekend amounts.

At 2400 obs Friday night the temperature from the VP2 was 45.3 RH 98% BP 30.05″F DP 44.0. Cloudy, rainy, foggy, milder.

Good late morning from the cloudy, wet, milder Walrus late on this Sunday morning.

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