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Tuesday was a mostly cloudy, muggy day with a few morning sprinkles and a few glimpses of sun - showers in the area once again, but once again missed my station and fell elsewhere. Tonight is another muggy, warm night, with temps well up in the 70s. Dew points stayed in the 70s all day. Wednesday looks like the last of the threatening days, as the remnants of Isaac move off/weaken their influence in our area. A 60 POP for showers/storms on Wednesday with high temps in the low-mid 80s and mostly cloudy skies with dew pts continuing in the muggy 70s. On Thursday and Friday it looks to be sunny to partly cloudy and hot, with highs both days in the low 90s. Normal highs this time of year in my area are now in the low 80s. Lows will be around 70. Over the weekend a 50 POP for showers under mostly cloudy skies and turning cooler, with high temps in the low 80s. Right now it looks really nice for the start of the next week, with sunny skies and highs in the mid 70s and lows possibly reaching the 50s.
Tuesday's precipitation: T
September total precipitation: 0.04" Annual YTD precipitation total: 25.64"
VP2 data for Tuesday as follows:
High temp 84.3° (1542) (84.7° RS)
(RS stands for my Radio Shack wireless thermometer being used as a backup)
Low temp 72.2° (0642) (72.1° RS)
Obs temp tonight 78.6° (VP2) 78.6° (RS)
Peak Wind Gust 12 MPH from the W (2332)
Relative Humidity ranged from a max of 93% (0418) to a low of 71% (1500)
Dew point temperatures ranged from 75° to 70°.
Pressures ranged from 30.03"(0000) to 29.87"(2347).
At midnight obs, temp was 78.6°(VP2)/78.6°(RS), Cloudy, Winds 2 MPH from the WSW, Pressure 29.87" and steady, Humidity 81% with a dew point of 72°.
Currently at 0226 EDT, the temp is 77.3°(VP2)/77.4°(RS), Cloudy, Winds 1 MPH from the WSW, Pressure at 29.83" and falling, humidity 83% with the dew point at 72°.
Current radar shows most of the rain activity over a good part of New England, but with scattered light showers in parts of WV and PA moving easterly towards our area, but very widely scattered and light, so perhaps more sprinkles may be all we get out of it till sunrise.
Kevin the Walrus of Gaithersburg signing off early on this Wednesday morning.