Weather Eye: Area weather-watchers' rain gauges showed a wet November

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OK, before we go too far, let's review rainfall from November from your friends and neighbors: I had 7.63 inches in Salmon Creek; Murphy Dennis, near Clark County Rifles, 11.54 inches; Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 15.79 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 7.58 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 7.60 inches; Irv St. Germain, Prune Hill, 8.81 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 23.26 inches; Phil Delany, Dole Valley, 16 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lakeshore, 8.15 inches; Bud Maddux, Home Valley, 14.61 inches; Pete Conrad, near Tukes Mountain, 7.72 inches; Merle Moore, two miles west of Yacolt, 12.93 inches; Dave Campbell, one mile west of Heisson, 7.51 inches; Bud Maddux, Home Valley, 13.34 inches; Tyler Mode, Minnehaha, 6.85 inches; Barry Fitzthum, Amboy, 10.57 inches; Gary Collins, Brush Prairie, 9.47 inches; Chuck Houghten, Hockinson Heights, 10.80 inches; Jim Koll, Five Corners, 8.53 inches; Dan Hein, Camas, 10.32 inches; Larry Lebsack, Hazel Dell, 8.71 inches; and Ellen Smart, Ridgefield 7.90 inches.

Bob Star of Cougar reported his year-to-date precipitation was 135.94 inches. His yearly average through November is 108.01 inches.

The mountains finally got a good dose of snow, especially the Washington Cascades. Stevens Pass, east of Seattle, being in a convergence zone the past few days, got absolutely dumped on with several feet of nice powder snow. Snow levels will remain below the passes for the next week or so.

We will see showers from time to time and dry periods, as well,all week with highs only in the 40s and lows in the 30s.

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://weathersystems.com.