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A beautiful warmer fall day update for West Rockville Maryland for Thursday October 19 2017

A beautiful warmer fall day update for West Rockville Maryland for Thursday October 19 2017

Thursday warmed up a bit under sunny skies and SW breezes. Temperatures were in the low 40s in the early AM, rising to the upper 70s in the mid afternoon. Dew points ranged from 60 down to the lower 40s. Now at 0558 we have clear skies with milder temps compared with yesterday. Temperatures are in the low to mid 50s with dew points in the upper 40s. The Thursday minimum temperature from the VP2 (43.3°) was recorded at 0710 while the maximum temperature (78.0°) was recorded at 1432. Dew point temps ranged from 60° down to 42°. Relative humidity values lowered some today (96% – 40%). Barometric values started to lower today, ranging from 30.31″ at 0000 down to 30.15″ at 1840.

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 in the early afternoon to go meet up with Marty, over for a visit. He brought me a new 2 drawer file cabinet to replace my old broken one. He performed
some maintenance on my weather equipment, including switching out my VP2 display to show my VP2 data below my balcony and disconnect from the USG VP2 since it only is reporting barometric pressure readings right now. Sure is nice to see my display showing my own data directly. I showed him a few app functions on my computer, so he can show another of our friends one particular printing/PDF creating function. Marty brought over a few Oktoberfest beers, very enjoyable and
relaxed me by the time he left, which was just before my weekly trivia game at 1830. I watched the exciting Oakland 31 Kansas City 30 football game from California, along with a little bit of the completion of the 4-1 (in games) rout of the Dodgers over the Cubs. The game itself wasn’t close, won by LA 11-1. I talked with Ray in the mid afternoon briefly while Marty was here, and then later in the evening after trivia was over during the football game. I missed talking with Tracy on her way into work in the late afternoon as my phone was tied up with what I was doing with Marty. I ate a variety of leftovers, including a tasty turkey pastrami sandwich with hot pepper cheese, pickles, mustard and a bit of chipotle mayo on grilled rye. I also read my email and facebook communications at times throughout the evening. I had prune juice and some spicy V8 around dinner time along with my vitamins, colace and ice water.

We now have a clear sky at 0558 Friday. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 40s Friday with sunny skies. A dry weekend with stable temperatures. Saturday and Sunday should be mostly sunny with perhaps a few scattered clouds, with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 50s Saturday and mid 50s on Sunday. Outlook for early in the week is for increasing clouds and still mild on Monday with highs in the mid 70s and lows around 60°, then rain on Tuesday with highs in the low 70s and lows in the 40s as cooler air works in late in the day.

On Weatherbug at 0558 the radar is clear throughout the Eastern U.S. including most of Florida at this time. The nearest rain I see is over parts of TX, some about
to move east into LA. Still quite far away from here.

As of 0558 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           56.2 74 48 30.21R  NA  78.0/43.3

There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Thursday. Likewise in the VP2 tipping bucket under my balcony. These gauges got an overdue cleaning today.

October precipitation is now 1.41″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 34.97″

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 58 58 43 30.19R NNE 1 G WNW 4
                              140° from station                        74/41

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Thursday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 53.9 RH 84% BP 30.19S DP 49.8 Clear, not as chilly but calm at midnight .

Good morning from the clear and comfortable Walrus early on this Friday.

Another beautifully pleasant fall day update for West Rockville Maryland for Wednesday October 18 2017

Another beautifully pleasant fall day update for West Rockville Maryland for Wednesday October 18 2017

Wednesday was another beautifully sunny, fall day. Autumnal color has been slow in my immediate neighborhood to change, and after getting out into more of county byways on Wednesday, the whole area is slow to change tree leaf color for mid-October. Temperatures once again held to the more traditional fall daily pattern with lows in the low 40s in the early AM, rising to the mid 60s in the mid afternoon. Dew points ranged from 50 down to the upper 30s. Now at 0556 we have clear skies with chilly temps once again. Temperatures are in the mid 40s with dew points in the lower 40s. The Wednesday minimum temperature from the VP2 (41.1°) was recorded at 0547 while the maximum temperature (65.4°) was recorded at 1401. Dew point temps ranged from 50° down to 39°. Relative humidity values rose some today (93% – 51%). Barometric values rose a bit more today, ranging from 30.30″ at 1853 up to 30.41″ at 0946.

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 in the early afternoon to go to my Kaiser health center in Gaithersburg to get my INR (blood thinning level) checked. I had a banana and some cereal bars just prior to leaving. I watched the exciting 5th game of the Yanks/Astros playoff series, won by New York 5-0 in a great pitching performance by Tanaka and some key clutch hitting by several Yankee stars. I talked with Ray in the mid afternoon and evening as we discovered through an email from Jeff T that our long time great Hagerstown observer Greg Keefer has finally made official COOP weather observer status. We explored the data and compared his data to the nearby Hagerstown regional airport. Later, I also discussed this great news with Marty. I also talked with Tracy on her way into work in the late afternoon. I ate the leftover yellow rice, chicken and vegetables, heated up in the oven for a good while. It was still delicious! Later, I had a few triscuits to snack on. I also read my email and facebook communications at times throughout the evening. I had prune juice and some spicy V8 around dinner time along with my vitamins, colace and ice water.

We now have a clear sky at 0556 Thursday. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the lower 50s on Thursday and mid 70s and lows in the upper 40s Friday, again with sunny skies. A really dry week with slowly warming temps. Saturday and Sunday should be mostly sunny with perhaps a few scattered clouds, with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low-mid 50s.

On Weatherbug at 0556 the radar is clear throughout the Eastern U.S. including most of Florida at this time.

As of 0556 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          44.9  93 43 30.27S    NA    65.4/41.1

There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Wednesday. Likewise in the VP2 tipping bucket under my balcony.

October precipitation is now 1.41″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 34.97″

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 43 100 43 30.26S Calm G S 1
                            140° from station                    71/38

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Wednesday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 50.3 RH 87% BP 30.31S DP 46.7. Clear and chilly at midnight.

Good morning from the partly cloudy and comfortably cool Walrus early on this Thursday.

A beautifully pleasant fall day update for West Rockville Maryland for Tuesday October 17 2017

A beautifully pleasant fall day update for West Rockville Maryland for Tuesday October 17 2017

Tuesday was a beautifully sunny, fall day. Autumnal color has been slow in my immediate neighborhood to change, but I might see more during the day on Wednesday. Temperatures held to the more traditional fall daily pattern with lows in the low 40s right around sunrise and rising to the upper 50s in the mid afternoon. Dew points ranged from the lower 40s down to the lower 30s. Now at 0632 we have clear skies with chilly temps once again. Temperatures are now in the upper 30s to low 40s with dew points in the upper 30s. The Tuesday minimum temperature from the VP2 (41.5°) was recorded at 0722 while the maximum temperature (58.6°) was
recorded at 1627. Dew point temps ranged from 42° down to 32°. Relative humidity values dropped some today (87% – 38%). Barometric values rose all day, ranging from 30.26″ at 0000 up to 30.40″ at 0955.

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 in the late afternoon to watch the exciting 4th game of the Yanks/Astros playoff series, won by New York 6-4 in a nice late inning comeback from a 4-0 earlier deficit. I talked with Ray in the mid afternoon and evening and Tracy on her way into work in the late afternoon. I microwaved leftover bratwurst, cheese, mushrooms, and eggs and topped it onto a toasted bagel. Later on I had a few triscuits and hot pepper cheese adorned with delicious cholula sauce. I also read my email and facebook communications at times throughout the evening. I had prune juice and some spicy V8 around dinner time along with my vitamins and ice water.

We now have a clear sky at 0632 Wednesday. Wednesday should start warming up with sunny skies and highs around 70° with lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the low-mid 70s and lows in the upper 40s on Thursday and Friday, again with sunny skies. A really dry week with slowly warming temps. Saturday should be mostly sunny with perhaps a few scattered clouds, with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 50s.

On Weatherbug at 0632 the radar is clear throughout the Eastern U.S. north of Florida at this time.

As of 0632 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          41.8  92  40 30.36R  NA   58.6/41.5

There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Tuesday. The VP2 tipping bucket also had no rain on Tuesday. .

October precipitation is now 1.41″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 34.97″

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 39 100 39 30.33R Calm    G SW 1
                              140° from station                            63/38

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Tuesday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 44.3 RH 87% BP 30.34S DP 40.7 Clear and chilly at midnight .

Good morning from the clear and comfortably cool Walrus early on this Wednesday.

A changeable day, AM Clouds, occasional light rain and mild, then clearing and cooler weather update the rest of the day for West Rockville Maryland for Monday October 16 2017

A changeable day, AM Clouds, occasional light rain and mild, then clearing and cooler weather update the rest of the day for West Rockville Maryland for Monday October 16 2017

Monday was a changeable day, AM clouds, overnight occasional light rain (0.05″), then clearing and cooler the rest of the day. Temperatures did the topsy-turvy thing again, ranging from around 70° (at midnight) down to 50° 24 hours later. Dew points ranged from the upper-mid 60s (early) down to the upper-mid 30s. Now at 0835 we have clear skies with chilly temps. Temperatures are now in the low 40s with dew points in the upper-mid 30s. The Monday minimum temperature from the VP2 (50.0°) was recorded at 2359 while the maximum temperature (70.6°) was recorded 24 hours earlier at 0000. The PM Max temperature was 61.7 @ 1555. Dew point temps ranged from 67° down to 37°. Relative humidity values dropped significantly all day (94% – 41%). Barometric values rose all day, ranging from 29.88″ at 0014 up to 30.26″ 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 take a shower and prepare for my sanitary engineer Loly to come and do her once a month magic. She was here working for about 2 hours in the early afternoon. I had a late breakfast right when she arrived about 1230, with the usual cereal, banana and a fresh mini-pot of coffee. I talked with Ray in the late afternoon and early evening and Marty also in the early evening. I snacked on some kimchee and seafood salad as appetizers, then cooked up yellow rice and kimchee marinated chicken thighs in a pyrex dish covered with foil. Plenty leftover for another meal. In the evening I caught great 8-1 Yankee win over the Astros behind CC Sabathia’s strong pitching and some key 3 run HR power from Aaron Judge and Todd Frazier. Next game Tuesday late afternoon, also from Yankee stadium. I also read my email and facebook communications at times throughout the evening and talked briefly with Ray again, and earlier with my friend Deb up in NW NJ over a variety of weather items. I had prune juice and some spicy V8 around dinner time along with my vitamins and ice water.

We now have a sunny sky at 0835 Tuesday. Tuesday should be sunny with high temps in the low 60s and lows around 40°. Wednesday should start warming up with sunny skies and highs around 70° with lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 40s on Thursday and Friday, again with sunny skies. A really dry week with slowly warming temps.

On Weatherbug at 0835 the radar is showing scattered light showers in parts of Florida and also well up in central Ontario.

As of 0835 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), the Lakewood WXBug station and the USG VP2 station across the street are as follows :

Station Relative Location Temp RH DP     BP   Wind High/Low temp today
VP2              Ground          42.6  79 37 30.37R  NA  70.6/50.0 PM Max 61.7 @ 1555

There was 0.05″ of rain in the cocorahs gauge on Monday. The VP2 tipping bucket also recorded 0.05″ of rain on Monday. 

October precipitation is now 1.41″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 34.97″

VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 30.41R NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Monday as the VP2 continues not to function properly. The USG VP2 continues to stay offline all day and is not providing much data (save for barometric pressure readings).

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 46 80 39 30.34R Calm G NNW 2
140° from station 71/49

The Lakewood rain gauge reported 0.03″ of rain on Monday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 50.0 RH 68% BP 30.26R DP 39.8 Clear and chilly at midnight .

Good morning from the sunny and comfortably cool Walrus early on this Tuesday.

So, Ophelia made landfall and what happened?

So, Ophelia made landfall and what happened?

Well, it all depended on what part of the United Kingdom you were in when it did. If you lived in the Republic of Ireland it was a simple case of “Batten down the hatches and stay indoors”, advice ignored by the folks at RTE (Radio Telefis Eireaan) who are the national broadcasters who endured the worst of it but were able to report on things such as a trampoline being blown away in County Cork

County Cork

The postal service coming to a complete standstill

Postboxes in Dublin

and thanks to social media a recording of a gust of wind measuring 119 mph at Fastnet Lighthouse all which prompted the Prime Minister (or Taoiseach as he is called in the Irish Republic) saying “When we say stay at home, we mean it!

And what about the rest of the UK you may ask? Well, the rest of the country was thinking “Well, this doesn’t look too bad!” when they woke up but soon a new hashtag was appearing on social media #redsun as all over the country photographs started to appear showing the exact same time

Central London (The Shard)

Bristol

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

and even here

So what was causing this? Was this a sign that Ophelia was bigger than expected? Well, yes and no. Yes, Ophelia was much bigger with air being brought up from Spain and North Africa and that’s the clue. In amongst all that of that warmth was, by my reckoning, about two tons of Saharan sand and smoke from the wildfires in Spain and Portgual, which as you all knows shifts the spectrum into the red end and thus produces a sunset in the middle of the day. I was lucky enough to actually record the transition from the sand section of the storm to the not sandy section and will put that online if members would like me to?

A partly cloudy, milder, still dry weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Sunday October 15 2017

A partly cloudy, milder, still dry weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Sunday October 15 2017

Sunday was a partly cloudy, milder, still dry day with no rain falling that I know of through midnight obs. Temperatures varied a bit more today, ranging from the low 70s to the lower 60s. Dew points ranged from the upper 60s down to the low 60s. Now at 0500 we have cloudy skies with light rain finally falling. Temperatures are now around 60° with dew points in the upper 50s. The Sunday minimum temperature from the VP2 (62.3°) was recorded at 0550 while the maximum temperature (73.4°) was recorded at 1616. Dew point temps ranged from 68° down to 61°. Relative humidity values were about the same as yesterday (98% – 81%). Barometric values dropped even further today, ranging from 30.17″ at 0000 down to 29.84″ at 2148.

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 in the late afternoon to catch some football action. I snacked on some kimchee, seafood salad, the rest of the orzo salad as appetizers, then cooked up some freshly frozen bratwurst, parboiling (parboiling is cooking the meat partially to defrost it and cook it partially) it first then finishing it up on the Foreman grill, on toasted brat buns, pickles, mustard and a slice of cheese. I also had some steakhouse grillin’ beans and some marinated mushrooms and spicy pepperoncini. In the evening I caught the surprising 23-10 victory by the Giants over the Broncos out in Denver. I also read my email and facebook communications at times throughout the evening and face-timed with Robin late (Gideon was asleep in the back unfortunately). I had some spicy V8 around dinner time along with my vitamins and ice water.

We now have a cloudy sky with light rain falling at 0550 Monday. Monday will cool down nicely with some AM rain, then clearing with afternoon high temps in the low 60s and lows in the upper 30s. Tuesday should be sunny with high temps in the low 60s and lows around 40°. Wednesday should start warming up with sunny skies and highs around 70° with lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 40s on Thursday and Friday, again with sunny skies.

On Weatherbug at 0550 the radar is showing mostly light showers moving SW to NE through the region as a cold front moves through our area. Rain should continue for a few more hours, but clear my area by late morning.

As of 0550 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), the Lakewood WXBug station and the USG VP2 station across the street are as follows :

Station Relative Location Temp RH DP    BP   Wind High/Low temp today
VP2              Ground       60.3  94  59 29.96R NA   73.4/62.3

There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Sunday. The VP2 tipping bucket also recorded no rain on Sunday. However since midnight to the present time 0.04″ has fallen in the VP2 tipping bucket.

October precipitation is now 1.36″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 34.92″

VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 30.00R NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Sunday as the VP2 continues not to function properly. The USG VP2 continues to stay offline all day and is not providing much data (save for barometric pressure readings).

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 60 96 58 30.00R E 1 G WSW 5
140° from station 77/62

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Sunday. However, it has recorded 0.02″ since midnight and it is currently raining lightly.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 70.6 RH 88% BP 29.89R DP 66.9 Cloudy at midnight.

Good morning from the cloudy and lightly raining on the Walrus early on this Monday.

Brief cloudy, milder, dry update for West Rockville Maryland for Saturday October 14 2017

Brief cloudy, milder, dry update for West Rockville Maryland for Saturday October 14 2017

I could not post on Saturday. It is now early Monday morning. I will just give a short summary of Saturday’s happenings, then follow with a more normal report for Sunday. Saturday was cloudy most of the day, then cleared off late afternoon.  Once again temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the upper 50s.  Dew points ranged from the low 60s down to the upper 50s . The Saturday minimum temperature from the VP2 (59.2°) was recorded at 0440 while the maximum temperature (67.4°) was recorded at 1435.  Dew point temps ranged from 63° down to 58°.  Relative humidity values were about the same as  yesterday (97% – 82%).  Barometric dropped today, ranging from 30.29″ at 0000 down to 30.17″ at 1713.

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 really busy Saturday. I watched my Wisconsin Badgers beat Purdue 17-9 in a closer game than I expected. I spoke a lot on the phone with many friends, including Josh H for a few hours about all things weather. The Yanks lost to Houston in another 2-1 thriller.

Saturday’s high and low temps and daily precip amount from the VP2 (coming from the ground radiation shield about 4 feet off the ground just under and out from the balcony), the Lakewood WXBug station and the USG VP2 station across the street are as follows:

Station     Relative Location      Temp    RH    DP         BP        Wind    High/Low temp today
VP2                                                                                              67.4/59.2

There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Saturday. The VP2 tipping bucket recorded no rain on Saturday.

October precipitation is now 1.36″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is 34.92″

USG
There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Saturday as the VP2 continues not to function properly. The USG VP2 continues to stay offline all day and is not providing much data (save for barometric pressure readings).

WX Bug     Lakewood 4500 ft,                                                             72/58
                               140° from station

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Saturday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 62.5 RH 96% BP 30.17F DP 61.3 Cloudy but dry at midnight.

We have ourselves a landfalling hurricane

We have ourselves a landfalling hurricane

National Hurricane Centre Forecast for Hurricane Ophelia

So it seems only fair to have a look at the history of land falling storms in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and it turns out there is quite the history. Using reconstruction the first land falling hurricane was in 1680 which became extra tropical and affected both Wales and Southern England, then some two hundred years later another one crossed the UK causing rough seas in the English Channel, followed by three in three years (and the last two happening within two months of each other!)

In the 20th century, the UK has had land falling hurricanes in 1922, 1961, 1966, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1993, 1996 and 1998 (including famous hurricanes such as Debbie, Charley and Lili) and since the turn of the millennium we’ve had Issac in 2000, Katia in 2011 and now Ophelia in 2017.

So what’s likely to happen? Well, the latest estimates are calling for a landfall at around 1.00pm BST on Monday in the extreme south west of Ireland, tracking across the island and reaching Northern Ireland by 5.00pm BST before travelling across the sea to Scotland making a second landfall in Argyll and Bute around midnight on Tuesday morning, and then a third landfall over the Orkney Islands and a fourth landfall over the Shetland Islands during the course of Tuesday.

WeatherQuack.com to Merge Under WeatherTogether.net

WeatherQuack.com to Merge Under WeatherTogether.net

Mallard Computer, Inc., an IT corporation located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, has decided to merge WeatherQuack.com, the weather community developed by WeatherMallard, Mallard Computer’s weather service division, under WeatherTogether.net. The merge will allow both teams of contributors to combine their efforts under a single, solid, rapidly-growing weather community platform for the future. WeatherMallard will cease its weather services operations, with Mallard Computer to cease business operations by the end of October 2017.

“We have had a fun time launching WeatherQuack over the past summer” said Nathan Parker, Mallard Computer and WeatherMallard’s President/CEO. “However, with my personally starting a PhD program next year and with Mallard Computer dramatically scaling back in business operations, the time has come for Mallard Computer to cease business operations. Additionally, our fantastic team of daily contributors on WeatherQuack.com would have a better opportunity to submit weather reports to a wider audience by combining our efforts of WeatherQuack.com into another weather community platform such as WeatherTogether.net. With WeatherTogether.net, our team of contributors will be able to combine forces with another solid team of top-notch, respected weather contributors in a solid, stable, fast-growing weather community platform that will allow for years worth of weather blogging fun. I am excited to be joining the WeatherTogether.net team in an IT administrative capacity and look forward to a smooth, seamless transition and integration of the two websites.”

Charlie Phillips, one of WeatherTogether.net’s chief administrators and contributors, stated he is excited about WeatherQuack.com’s team of contributors merging under WeatherTogether.net, and he personally looks forward to seeing where this new integration will take WeatherTogether.net. He personally welcomes the entire team of contributors of WeatherQuack.com over to WeatherTogether.net.

Members of WeatherQuack.com will need to register for a free account and personal blog on WeatherTogether.net to begin contributing on WeatherTogether.net. All of the existing blog content of WeatherQuack.com will be merged into WeatherTogether.net, allowing for no loss of blog content after the integration of the two websites. WeatherQuack.com will continue to run parallel to WeatherTogether.net until all regular contributors of WeatherQuack.com are successfully contributing to WeatherTogether.net, in which the remaining content will be merged and WeatherQuack.com will cease operations. The additional features of WeatherQuack.com (including Live Chat, community guidelines, support/feedback contact forms, etc.) will also be migrated over to WeatherTogether.net before WeatherQuack.com ceases operations.

Due to the fact that both WeatherQuack.com and WeatherTogether.net have operated as hobbyist weather community websites in a not-for-profit basis, the merge of WeatherQuack.com under WeatherTogether.net is a website merge, not a corporate merger. No financial assets of Mallard Computer will be changing hands during the website integration with WeatherToghether.net, although select website assets that were formerly used on WeatherQuack.com will be making the transition and integration with WeatherTogether.net.

The National Hurricane Centre has just set the biggest cat in amongst the pigeons possible

The National Hurricane Centre has just set the biggest cat in amongst the pigeons possible

In January 1839, the “Night of the Big Wind” which the Dublin Daily Press reported “We dare not call this hurricane a phenomenon, however rare or unprecedented. But it will, nevertheless, become a study to our meteorologists” is such a cultural feature of the history of Ireland as the biggest storm ever to make landfall in what is now the Irish Republic with estimates stating that it could have been as big as a cat 3 storm. In 2011, the remains of Hurricane Katia made landfall in Ireland leading to scenes like this

And just as in the UK, the remains of Hurricane Charley led to the same mass flooding, however if what the NHC and NOAA have just published holds true on Monday, then Ireland is about to have it’s second “Night of the Big Wind” and it’s second land falling hurricane

NOAA Forecast published October 14th 2017

Therefore, as your reporter from this neck of the woods (who although assured by the BBC is not a hurricane) will do everything I can to a) report on the effects of Ophelia on the UK and b) raise awareness that, if proof were really needed now, the climate has CHANGED (past tense)

A cloudy, cool, dry weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Friday October 13 2017

A cloudy, cool, dry weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Friday October 13 2017

“Friday the 13th” was a cloudy, cool, dry day with no measurable rain falling. Once again temperatures did not vary much all day, ranging from the low 60s to the upper-mid 50s. Dew points ranged from the upper 50s down to the upper-low 50s . Now at 0756 we have cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 50s with dew points also in the upper 50s. The Thursday minimum temperature from the VP2 (57.2°) was recorded at 0447 while the maximum temperature (62.0°) was recorded at 1419. Dew point temps ranged from 59° down to 53°. Relative humidity values were about the same as yesterday (95% – 85%). Barometric values rose even further today, ranging from 30.38″ at 1021 down to 30.29″ at 2357.

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 in the mid afternoon after talking briefly with Ray on some weather station items, just in time for the 1500 rummikub game. After the 2 hour game, I returned to my apartment and had banana and cereal for a late brunch along with coffee and a microwaved sausage, cheese and egg biscuit. I warmed up leftover salmon and rice a roni, with a microwave package of cut green beans for dinner. I watched all of the 2-1 tough loss by the Yankees in the first game of the ALCS against the Houston Astros in the evening. I also read my email and facebook communications at times throughout the evening and face-timed with Robin and Gideon late. I had some spicy V8 around dinner time along with my vitamins and ice water.

We now have a cloudy sky at 0756 Saturday. On Saturday warmer temps into the upper mid 70s and lows around 60° with partly cloudy skies and no chance of rain. Sunday should warm into the low 80s under sunny skies with lows in the low 50s. Monday should cool down under partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 60s and lows
in the upper 30s. Tuesday should be sunny with high temps in the upper-low 60s and lows in the low 40s. Wednesday should also be sunny and warming up a bit with highs around 70° and lows in the mid 40s.

On Weatherbug at 0756 the radar is showing showers over parts of coastal Connecticut and New York’s Long Island, and offshore of the NJ coast, plus rain over SW Michigan and northern Indiana.

As of 0756 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), the Lakewood
WXBug station and the USG VP2 station across the street are as follows :

Station Relative Location Temp RH DP      BP   Wind High/Low temp today
VP2             Ground           60.1   97 59 30.26S  NA   62.0/57.2

There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Friday. The VP2 tipping bucket recorded no rain on Friday

October precipitation is now 1.36″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 34.92″

VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 30.29S NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Friday as the VP2 continues not to function properly. The USG VP2 continues to stay offline all day and is not providing much data (save for barometric pressure readings).

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 59 100 59 30.28S Calm G NE 2
140° from station 61/56

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Friday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 60.4 RH 94% BP 30.29F DP 58.7 Cloudy but dry at midnight .

Good morning from the cloudy and cool Walrus early on this Saturday. And no, I do not suffer from triskaidekaphobia.  Do you?

A cloudy, cool, damp weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Thursday October 12 2017

A cloudy, cool, damp weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Thursday October 12 2017

Thursday was a cloudy, cooler, damp day with mostly AM rainfall (0.17″) peaking at a rain rate of 2.16″/hour at 0014 EDT. Temperatures did not vary much all day, slowly dropping from the mid 60s early in the AM to the upper 50s by late PM. Dew points ranged from the mid 60s (early) down to the mid 50s (late). Now at 0926 we have cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 50s with dew points in the mid 50s. The Thursday minimum temperature from the VP2 (58.7°) was recorded at 2351 while the maximum temperature (64.8°) was recorded at 0000 in another topsy-turvy kind of day. Dew point temps ranged from 64° (early) down to 54° (late). Relative humidity values were about the same as yesterday (98% – 85%). Barometric values were on the rise today, ranging from 30.03″ at 0045 up to 30.33″ at 2301.

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 in the mid afternoon after talking with Tracy on her way to work and took a shower. I had a banana and cereal for a late breakfast along with coffee. I spoke quite a bit with Marty in the evening as he returned back to Maryland from a brief trip up to western Massachusetts to make a site study for a possible new weather station at the top of Mt Greylock (3491′), highest point in the state. I went to the early evening trivia game in the next building over. I prepared a dinner of 2 pretty good grilled turkey cheeseburgers on the foreman grill, along with a variety of salads. I watched most of the the Nats final playoff game with Chicago in cloudy, cool conditions, won by the Cubs in a wild 9-8 game. Now the Cubs must start the next series for the NL flag against the LA Dodgers starting on Saturday. The Yankees open up their series for the AL flag against the Houston Astros on Friday evening. I also read my email and facebook communications at times throughout the evening. I had some spicy V8 around dinner time along with my vitamins and ice water.

We now have a cloudy sky at 0926 Friday. Cloudy and cool weather on Friday with high temps in the mid 60s and lows around 60°. There will only be a 20 POP for rain or drizzle on Friday. On Saturday warmer temps into the upper mid 70s and lows in the mid 60s with partly cloudy skies no real chances for rain. Sunday should warm into the low 80s under partly cloudy skies with lows in the low 50s. Monday should cool down under partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 60s and lows around 40°.

On Weatherbug at 0926 the radar is only showing scattered rain showers well offshore in the SE and mid-Atlantic ocean zones.

As of 0926 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), the Lakewood WXBug station and the USG VP2 station across the street are as follows :

Station Relative Location Temp RH DP     BP   Wind High/Low temp today
VP2           Ground           58.5 88  55 30.37R  NA   64.8/58.7

There was 0.17″ of rain in the cocorahs gauge on Thursday. The VP2 tipping bucket recorded 0.17″ of rain, but did record a max rain rate of 2.16″/hour at 0014.

October precipitation is now 1.36″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 34.92″

VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 30.41R NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Thursday as the VP2 continues not to function properly. The USG VP2 continues to stay offline all day and
is not providing much data (save for barometric pressure readings).

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 57 88 54 30.38R E 3 G ESE 10
                            140° from station              65/57

The Lakewood rain gauge also reported 0.17″ of rain early on Thursday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 58.7 RH 85% BP 30.33R DP 54.3. Mostly cloudy at midnight .

A cloudy, cooler, rainy weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Wednesday October 11 2017

A cloudy, cooler, rainy weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Wednesday October 11 2017

Wednesday was a cloudy, cooler, occasionally rainy day (0.50″), particularly late in the evening when most of the daily rain fell, peaking at a rain rate of 3.37″/hour at 2338 EDT. Temperatures stayed in the low 70s in the AM hours, then started to drop down eventually into the mid 60s by evening. Dew points ranged from the 70° (early) down to the mid 60s (late). Now at 0846 we have cloudy conditions with temperatures in the lower 60s with dew points in the low 60s. The Wednesday minimum temperature from the VP2 (64.7°) was recorded at 2337 while the maximum temperature (73.9°) was recorded at 0000 in a topsy-turvy kind of day. Dew point temps ranged from 70° (early) down to 64° (late). Relative humidity values increased a bit from yesterday (97% – 85%). Barometric values lowered a bit today, ranging from 30.07″ at 0010 down to 29.99″ at 1548.

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 in the mid morning to go to the Dentist courtesy of the free apartment shuttle (and back). I had about an hour long appointment as I had a cavity to get worked on. Thank goodness for novacane!! I had to wait for about an hour for the driver to pick me up and return me back to my apartment. I had a banana and breakfast bar before going to the dentist and a bowl of cereal and another banana with coffee after the dentist trip was completed. I spoke quite a bit from Ray and prepared a number of emails for him to pick up at his local library on Thursday. I face-timed with Robin from her car early in the evening but she was exhausted so her plan to face time later with Gideon didn’t materialize unfortunately. I prepared a nice dinner of baked salmon garnished with lime and a few veges, and rice a roni with added mushrooms. I watched parts of the the Nats playoff game in Chicago in light rain, won by Washington 5-0. Just as that game was finishing, the Yanks/Indians game was starting – Great timing!. And in an exciting game brokenopen in the 9th inning with 2 added runs, New York beat Cleveland 5-2 to win this division series 3 games to 2. I had a few triscuits later in the evening. I also caught up some on my email and facebook communications throughout the evening. I started to work on some weather materials I go in the mail on Monday, including a pretty blue storm glass and a 4 year weather journal I got from the Old Farmer’s Almanac. I had some spicy V8 around dinner time along with my vitamins and ice water.

We now have a cloudy sky at 0846 Thursday. Generally cloudy/showery and cooler weather should follow on Thursday and Friday with high temps in the mid 60s and lows in the 55° to 60° range. Right now a 20 POP on Thursday, and a 30 POP on Friday under cloudy to partly cloudy skies. On Saturday warmer temps into the upper mid 70s and lows in the low 60s with cloudy skies and a 70 POP for rain all day. Sunday should warm into the low 80s under partly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 50s.

On Weatherbug at 0846 the radar is showing the rain showers have moved off to the ENE, and are mostly offshore and over most of NJ and coastal areas of NY at
this time.

As of 0846 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), the Lakewood WXBug station and the USG VP2 station across the street are as follows :

Station Relative Location Temp RH DP    BP    Wind High/Low temp today
VP2               Ground          63.4 93 61 30.18R   NA    73.9/64.7

There was 0.50″ of rain in the cocorahs gauge on Tuesday. The VP2 tipping bucket only recorded 0.32″ of rain, but did record a max rain rate of 3.37″/hour at
2338. 0.15″ additional has been recorded since midnight. 

October precipitation is now 1.19″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 34.75″

VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 30.22R NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Tuesday as the VP2 continues not to function properly. The USG VP2 continues to stay offline all day and
is not providing much data (save for barometric pressure readings).

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 62 95 61 30.22R NE 2 G E 22
                              140° from station                 73/63

The Lakewood rain gauge reported 0.25″ of rain on Wednesday. Since midnight an additional 0.17″ has been recorded.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 64.8 RH 97% BP 30.09R DP 63.9 Cloudy, light-moderate rain at midnight .

Good morning from the cloudy and cooler Walrus early on this Thursday.

A partly cloudy, warm, humid but dry weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Tuesday October 10 2017

A partly cloudy, warm, humid but dry weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Tuesday October 10 2017

Tuesday was partly cloudy, still quite warm and a bit less humid, with no rain around today. Temperatures rose from the mid 60s in the early AM to the muggy low 80s in the afternoon among the partly cloudy skies. Dew points ranged from the lower 70s down to the mid 60s. Now at 0309 we have mostly cloudy conditions with temperatures in the low 70s with dew points in the upper 60s. The Monday minimum temperature from the VP2 (66.6°) was recorded at 0618 while the maximum temperature (82.3°) was recorded at 1544. Dew point temps ranged from 66° up to 73°. Relative humidity values lowered a bit from yesterday (98% – 66%). Barometric values rose a bit more today, ranging from 30.11″ at 0935 down to 29.99″ at 0000.

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 in the late afternoon to take a shower and then prepare dinner of crab cakes and a grilled portabello mushroom and jalapeno cream cheese. The Nats playoff game in Chicago was rained out and will be made up late on Wednesday afternoon. I have a late morning dentist appointment on Wednesday hopefully, as I am not sure I can go, as I don’t have a firm deal lined up for a ride to and from. I had a few triscuits later in the evening. I talked with Ray quite a bit in the afternoon about our recent rains earlier in the week, and other items. Marty left on a trip to western Massachusetts with our friend Rick H to help set up a mountaintop weather station at the highest point in Massachusetts ( Mt Greylock at over 3000 feet). They arrived safely and posted a nice outdoor picture of some of our friend’s land up there with two deer grazing near his weather station. Robin called on facetime as she got her wifi straightened out at her new place, and I really got to see Gideon walking and running all over, chasing the dogs, and having a great time. That was awesome! I also caught up some on my email and facebook communications throughout the evening. I had some prune juice and spicy V8 around dinner time along with my vitamins and ice water.

We now have a mostly cloudy sky at 0309 Tuesday. Generally cloudy/showery and cooler weather should follow the rest of the workweek from Wednesday through Friday with temps in the mid 60s-lower 70s and lows in the 55° to 60° range. Right now a 50 POP for rain on Wednesday, a 30 POP on Thursday, and 20 POP on Friday under mostly cloudy skies. We still need all the rain we can get!!

On Weatherbug at 0309 the radar is showing light rain showers to my west over parts of PA, WV and VA along with heavier showers/storms over southern VA, all moving east. Those heavier showers/storms look to stay south of our immediate area.

As of 0309 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), the Lakewood WXBug station and the USG VP2 station across the street are as follows :

Station Relative Location Temp RH DP    BP   Wind High/Low temp today
VP2            Ground         71.1  95  70 30.04F NA   82.3/66.6

There was no rain in the cocorahs gauge on Tuesday.

October precipitation is now 0.69″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 34.25″

VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 30.09F NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Tuesday as the VP2 continues not to function properly. The USG VP2 continues to stay offline all day and
is not providing much data (save for barometric pressure readings).

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 71100 71 30.11F NE 2 G NE 7 (humidity/dew pt appears to be fixed) 140° from station                 87/70

The Lakewood rain gauge reported no rain on Tuesday.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 73.9 RH 85% BP 30.07F DP 69.1 Cloudy at midnight .

Good morning from the cloudy and warm Walrus early on this Wednesday.

A mostly cloudy, warm, humid and rainy AM weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Monday October 9 2017

A mostly cloudy, warm, humid and rainy AM weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Monday October 9 2017

Monday was mostly cloudy, quite warm and humid, with morning steady light rain (0.56″) from dying tropical storm Nate with dew point temperatures mostly in the 70s all day. Temperatures rose from the muggy low 70s in the early AM to the muggy low 80s in the afternoon among slowly decreasing clouds. Dew points ranged from the upper 70s most of the day down to the upper 60s in the late evening. Now at 1005 we have scattered high clouds with temperatures in the upper 60s with dew points in the mid 60s. The Monday minimum temperature from the VP2 (71.2°) was recorded at 0641 while the maximum temperature (82.9°) was recorded at 1602. Dew point temps ranged from 69° up to 77°. Relative humidity values were higher than yesterday (99% – 79%). Barometric values fell off a bit more today, ranging from 29.99″ at 2339 down to 29.81″ at 0748.

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 in the early afternoon for a meeting with my lawyer, going over some old business. I had a late breakfast after he left of the usual cereal, cut up banana and coffee along with a toasted bagel with salmon cream cheese. Lots of playoff baseball on as the Astros closed out the Red Sox 5-4 to win their series, the Nats loss 2-1 to the Cubs, and the evening finale a most satisfying Yankee win, 7-3 over the Cleveland Indians, tying their series at 2-2 and setting up a Wednesday finale in Cleveland. I had my leftover burrito for dinner, along with some leftover potatoes. Garnished with the rest of the guacamole and some spicy dressing, it was quite delicious. I had a few triscuits and cashews later in the evening. I talked with Ray quite a bit very late about the Monday rain and a few other things, and also caught up with Robin on FB chat, talking about how Gideon’s 1st birthday went and other matters. I also caught up some on my email and facebook communications throughout the evening. I had some prune juice and spicy V8 around dinner time along with my vitamins and ice water throughout the evening.

We now have a broken overcast with the sun peaking through the clouds at 1005 Tuesday. Partly sunny on Tuesday, highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Generally cloudy/showery and cooler weather should follow the rest of the workweek from Wednesday through Friday with temps in the mid 60s-lower 70s. Right now a 60 POP for rain on Wednesday, a 30 POP on Thursday, and 20 POP on Friday under mostly cloudy skies. We still need all the rain we can get!! On Weatherbug at 0918 the radar is mostly clear in the immediate 4 state Mid-Atlantic region with some scattered showers to our west over parts of IN, KY and TN at this time.

As of 1005 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), the Lakewood WXBug station and the USG VP2 station across the street are as follows :

Station Relative Location Temp RH DP BP Wind High/Low temp today
VP2 Ground 71.9 92 69 30.10R NA 82.8/71.2

There was 0.56″ of rain in the cocorahs gauge on Monday. The 2 day storm total was 0.69″.

October precipitation is 0.69″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 34.25″

VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 30.15R NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Monday as the VP2 continues not to function properly. The USG VP2 continues to stay offline all day and is not providing much data (save for barometric pressure readings).

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 76 76 65.3 30.11R Calm G NW 6 (humidity/dew pt appears to be off)                  140° from station 85/71

The Lakewood rain gauge reported 0.54″ of rain on Monday. Its 2 day storm total was 0.66″.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 72.6 RH 89% BP 29.99R DP 69.2 Clear at midnight .

Good morning from the partly cloudy and warm Walrus (not so) early on this Tuesday.

A mostly cloudy, warm, humid and rainy (FINALLY!) weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Sunday October 8 2017

A mostly cloudy, warm, humid and rainy (FINALLY!) weather update for West Rockville Maryland for Sunday October 8 2017

Sunday was mostly cloudy, still warm, humid, with finally some rain (0.13″ through midnight) with dew point temperatures staying over the 70° mark all day. Temperatures stayed in the 70s all day. Dew points did not vary much all day, ranging from the low 70s to the mid 70s. Now at 0812 we have a cloudy, rainy sky with temperatures in the low 70s with dew points also in the low 70s. The Sunday minimum temperature from the VP2 (73.0°) was recorded at 0901 while the maximum
temperature (79.4°) was recorded at 1611. Dew point temps ranged from 71° up to 75°. Relative humidity values were higher than yesterday (97% – 83%). Barometric values fell off a bit more today, ranging from 29.98″ at 1120 down to 29.92″ at 0529.

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 in the early afternoon to catch up with NFL football, watching the Eagles thump the Cardinals 34-7 and then the watching the Ravens beat the Raiders and the Packers beating the Cowboys 35-31. I had a bowl of cereal with a banana cut up in it, along with coffee and a microwaved egg, sausage and cheese biscuit to go along with the rest of the coffee. I talked with Ray quite a bit about football and also our rain potential which at that time was minimal (only 0.03″ fell in my VP2 gauge in the early morning). I spoke with Robin and saw a video of Gideon playing with his new play area and 100 plastic balls that he literally was having a “ball” with that I sent him for his 1st birthday, which is actually all day today (Monday October 9) as he celebrates it on the same day as my good friend Jeff T out in Oregon. Happy Birthday Jeff! I nibbled at some pimento cheese and guacamole on scoop chips for an appetizer, then had a grilled pastrami, cheese, pickles and mustard sandwich later, along with some macaroni salad. I also caught up some on my email and facebook messaging later on in the evening along with the exciting 1-0 victory by my Yankees over the Cleveland Indians. I had some prune juice and spicy V8 around dinner time. I had my vitamins and ice water throughout the evening.

We now have a full overcast with rain and temperatures in the low 70s at 0812 Monday. Rains will fall from the dying tropical depression Nate, moderate to heavy at times, on Monday (100 POP – morning mostly), with highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Partly sunny on Tuesday, highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s. Generally cloudy/showery and cooler weather should follow the rest of the workweek from Wednesday through Friday with temps in the upper 60s-lower 70s. Right now a 40 POP for rain on Wednesday and a 60 POP on Thursday. We still need all the rain we can get

On Weatherbug at 0812 the radar is showing rain falling over most of the immediate area and the Mid-Atlantic region, moving towards the north and east and should clear our area by mid-day to early afternoon.

As of 0812 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), the Lakewood WXBug station and the USG VP2 station across the street are as follows :

Station Relative Location Temp RH DP BP Wind High/Low temp today
VP2 Ground                        71.3 98 71 29.82F NA 79.4/73.0

There was 0.13″ of rain in the cocorahs gauge on Sunday. An additional 0.18″ of rain has fallen in the VP2 bucket since midnight according to my VP2 tipping bucket, with 0.11″ falling in the last hour.

October precipitation is 0.13″.

Year-to-date precipitation total is now 33.69″

VP2 Across the street (USG) NA NA NA 29.86F NA NA/NA

There was no rain reported once again in the USG gauge on Sunday as continues not to function properly. The USG VP2 continues to stay offline all day and is not providing much data (save for barometric pressure readings).

WX Bug Lakewood 4500 ft, 71 71.9 61.4 29.84F ENE 2 G ENE 31 (humidity/dew pt appears to be off)  140° from station                        81/73 

The Lakewood rain gauge reported 0.12″ of rain on Sunday. An additional 0.26″ of rain has fallen since midnight.

Temp from the VP2 at 2400 was 74.1 RH 97% BP 29.94F DP 73.2 Light rain falling at midnight .

Good morning from the cloudy and rainy/wet Walrus early on this Monday.

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