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By: WiltonWeatherGuy , 11:45 PM GMT on May 20, 2007
The rain continued after 07:00 and we received another 0.23 inches of rain giving us a total of 2.12 inches of rain for the month of May so far. It does appear that N.O.A.A. did have the predominant weather correct, as well as the forecast temperature and cloud cover. It has stopped raining for the time being, but the clouds could still provide us with more precipitation.
For the overnight, N.O.A.A. predicts that the cloud cover will remain high (88%/89%/89%/84%), and the chance for rain will also remain in place, but the chance is that it will be light and scattered. Tomorrow will tell that tale.
My Weather Stick still points down, responding to the 85% relative humidity. All three of the electronic instruments forecast falling barometric pressure and foul weather. Guess what, I cannot disagree with them at this point. The NEXRAD radar and Weather Underground model forecast maps indicate that we may well be out of this weather by sometime tomorrow morning. That would be a good thing to have happen. I am looking forward to some sun and pleasant temperatures.
High Temperature (°F): 55.9
Current Temperature (°F): 52.8
Relative Humidity (%): 84%
Heat Index (°F): N/A
Dew Point (°F): 48.1
Barometric Pressure (in Hg): 29.59
Wind Direction: West Southwest
Wind Speed (mph): 2.4
Wind Chill (°F): N/A
Cloud Type: Stratocumulus
Precipitation (Type : )Rain
Amount (inches): 0.23
Weather Stick: Down
Comparative data for today.
Relative Humidity: 80%/91%//74%/85%//86%/83%//64%/81%.
N.O..A.A. had the temperature forecast within limits for the entire period today. They completely missed the target for the relative humidity though with the exception of the 14:00 hour’s data point.
Forecast data for the overnight.
Relative Humidity: 71%/74%/70%/82%
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