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Friday was not quite as pretty as the previous days of this week have been, with partly cloudy skies, a bit of a rise in the humidity, and temps just about 80 - still not bad. Temperatures tonight have been milder than the past few days, remaining in the 60s, with some wind kicking things up the past few hours. Saturday should be sunny and cooler, with highs in the mid 70s. Lows in the 50s Saturday night under clear skies, then upper 70s and sunny on Sunday. Things start going downhill on Monday, with partly cloudy skies during the day but a 40 POP for showers Monday night with lows in the upper 50s. Tuesday should find a 70 POP for rain showers and possible thunderstorms from an active system coming up from the south. On Wednesday skies should clear with high temps in the low 70s, and lows in the low 50s if not upper 40s. Thursday and Friday should see more sunny weather with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the 50s. Patterns appear to be starting the transition into a more cold season pattern with more amplified bends in the jet stream and actual cyclonic storms providing steady precipitation starting to develop.
Friday's precipitation: 0
September total precipitation: 0.61"
Annual YTD precipitation total: 26.21"
VP2 data for Friday as follows:
High temp 79.2° (1636) (79.0° RS)
(RS stands for my Radio Shack wireless thermometer being used as a backup)
Low temp 54.1° (0701) (54.5° RS)
Obs temp tonight 64.3° (VP2) 64.6° (RS)
Peak Wind Gust 6 MPH from the E (1049)
Relative Humidity ranged from a max of 97% (0854) to a low of 47% (1655)
Dew point temperatures ranged from 63° to 52°.
Pressures ranged from 30.30"(0139) to 30.12"(2337)
At midnight obs, temp was 64.3°(VP2)/64.6°(RS), Partly Cloudy, Winds Calm, Pressure 30.12" and steady, Humidity 87% with a dew point of 60°.
Currently at 0534 EDT, the temp is 64.2°(VP2)/64.6°(RS), Clear, Winds 6 MPH variable in direction, Pressure at 30.19" and rising, humidity 69% with the dew point at 54°.
Current radar screen is showing a line of light showers is cutting through New England right now. The frontal passage is dry through this area, but our winds are shifting around at the present time and have picked up since the calm of midnight (PWG since midnight 13 MPH from the NW at 0520), the temp had risen earlier but now is starting to drop, and the barometer has risen 0.07" since midnight,
Kevin the Walrus of Gaithersburg signing off early on this Saturday morning.