Rain rides cold front back to Clark County

Nearly a half-inch falls Sunday; rest of week could be dry

By Dave Kern, Columbian assistant metro editor

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Who turned on the rain?

After a pleasant Saturday, the heavens opened and poured nearly a half-inch of rain on Clark County on Sunday.

As of 7 p.m., 0.44 of an inch had been recorded at Vancouver’s Pearson Field.

“We just basically had a cold front come in from the Pacific and push through during the afternoon hours,” said Dave Elson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland. He’s a Brush Prairie resident.

“This is about as crummy as it was anywhere in the Northwest, but it was pretty nice in the morning,” Elson said.

Indeed, as Sunday’s high temperature was 58, recorded just before noon, compared to Saturday’s high of 54 at Pearson.

How about the coming week?

“We’re looking at pretty much dry weather from Monday through Sunday,” Elson said. He said there is a chance of showers Tuesday night and Wednesday.

“There’s definitely some days where we’ll keep fog all through the morning,” the meteorologist predicted.

“I’d venture a guess that the nicer weather would come later in the week. Looks like we get a little better offshore flow,” Elson said.

The week’s high temperatures should be 45 to 50 Fahrenheit, with lows from 30 to 35.

That is about average for the end of November in this area, Elson said, which averages a high of 49 and a low of 37.

You want warmer?

Pendleton, Ore., had a high of 64 on Sunday and Walla Walla recorded 65.

On Sunday, Phoenix, Ariz., had a high of 74 and it was in the mid-70s in Southern California, Elson said.

Head to Florida if you want the 80s. On Sunday, Punta Gorda on the west coast hit 83.