Monday, July 1, 2013

Weekend Recap and June 2013 Precip Summary for KDCA, KBWI, KIAD, and KDMH

A bench growing amid flowers and lush vegetation at 16 Logan Circle (also 1500 Vermont Avenue NW), Washington, D.C., 6:00PM June 30, 2013.

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This is just a very quick post-midnight update -- on what is now July 1st -- to state that I will try to post a new entry on Monday night, or rather Tuesday morning.

So I made it to the gym both Saturday and Sunday (after going to the Hair Cuttery and getting a buzz cut). This included a 6 mile / 63 minute jog on Saturday and a 5 mile / 53 minute jog on Sunday, although the Sunday one was more strenuous in terms of elevation gain (1,044 feet) and 16 laps (counted as back and forth) or 1/2 mile swim on Saturday and 22 laps (counted as back and forth). I also did some weight-lifting but not that much.

The sky above a turret structure on 1740 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 2:27PM June 30, 2013.

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I did not weigh myself either day. However, in my last weigh-in on Thursday, I was 149.5 pounds -- or down 34 pounds in the past 1 year and 1 day, but more like 37 or 38 pounds in terms of fat loss -- but I may have put on a few pounds over the weekend.

Clouds in the sky above S Street NW as seen from New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 2:27 PM June 30, 2013.

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Tonight, I went to Larry's Lounge, where I met up with Gary and Wendy, and Jamie was also there. Lots of other people also showed up. The night turned out sort of unusual. Anyway, I'm home now watching returns of The Golden Girls -- presently on Hallmark. The current episode is the pilot.

Weather-wise, there were more tropical showers today that added to the hefty June total but Reagan Washington National Airport climate station (KDCA) JUST MISSED a 10-inch month with what appears to be 9.97" total.
 
As it turns out, the radar shows more precipitation moving up from the south (but it is too late to add to the June total). Furthermore, there is a flash flood watch out for more showers and thunderstorms into tomorrow as the general wet and NOT incredibly hot pattern remains in place (which is fine with me).

Sterling (LWX) county warning area (CWA) advisories as of 1:39AM EDT July 1, 2013 showing flash flood watches in effect for the Baltimore / Washington areas.

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Sunday's rainfall of 0.26" at KDCA was again significantly more than what the other regional climate stations received. I refer to BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport climate station (KBWI) and Dulles Washington International Airport climste station (KIAD) as well as the Maryland Science Center climate station (KDMH) at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

So here are the daily, June monthly, and yearly totals so far with departures and normals in parentheses. Normals are for the 1981 - 2010 period except for KDMH, where there is not year a 30 year record.

KDCA
6/30: 0.28"
MTD: 9.97" +6.19" (3.78") (June 2012: 2.38")
YTD: 22.55" +2.81" (19.74") (2012 YTD: 13.12").

KBWI
6/30: 0.06"
MTD: 7.81" +4.35" (3.46")
YTD: 21.67" +1.18" (20.49") (2012 YTD: 13.38")

KIAD
6/30: Trace
MTD: 4.64" +0.66" (3.98")
YTD: 18.63"
-2.17" (20.80")

KDMH
6/30: 0.07"
MTD: 8.68" +5.41" (3.27")
YTD: 22.84" +3.48" (19.36") (2012 YTD: 11.88")

Of note, the 9.97" ranks this June as the 4th wettest ever in the full record back to January 1871 for Washington, D.C. This includes both the pre-KDCA and KDCA records. KDCA became the official climate station either in 1941 or 1943.

The top six wettest Junes in D.C. area:

14.02" - 2006
11.53" - 1972
10.94" - 1900
9.97" - 2013
8.55" - 1883
7.87" - 2003

So this is the first June with 9" precip.

OK, that's all for now. It is time for me to go to bed.

The bald-cypress "deciduous conifer" tree growing in front of the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center at U and 14th Streets NW Washington, D.C., 7:21PM June 30, 2013.

This is the tree I discussed in my Saturday entry but as seen in daytime.

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As for my work week, even though it is a holiday shortened one (and probably a very shortened in that no one will be in the office on Friday and I may just work from home), it looks as though I will have a lot to do with copy editing and Hawaiian language editing certain chapters of a ginormous report to go to the State of Hawai‘i for a certain set of clean energy activities. I got to write the Chapter 1 intro last week, which was kind of interesting.

--Regulus

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