Weather Eye: Spring has finally sprung and blustery weather is on the way



“Spring has sprung, the grass has ris’, I wonder where the birdies is?” Okay, had to get my annual first of spring poem in here. Almost forgot, so thanks to weather observer and faithful reader Tyler Mode.

Okay before we go too far let’s review some rainfall from February from your friends and neighbors: Murphy Dennis, near Clark County Rifles, 8.40 inches; Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 8.85 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 5.10 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 3.28 inches; Irv St. Germain, S.W. Prune Hill, 4.55 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 16.14 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lakeshore, 2.85 inches; Phil Delany, above Dole Valley, 11.40 inches; Bud Maddux, Home Valley, 5.71 inches; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 4.65 inches; Nancy Ellifrit, Mount Vista, 5.54 inches; Larry Lebsack, N.E. Hazel Dell, 4.28 inches; Merle Moore, two miles west of Yacolt 8.34 inches; Dave Campbell, one mile west of Heisson, 5.79 inches; Tyler Mode from his Minnehaha station, 3.14 inches; Dan Hein, Camas, 5.12 inches; Barry Fitzthum, Amboy, 7.98 inches; Gary Collins, Brush Prairie, 5.10 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 4.26 inches; Chuck Houghten, Hockinson Heights, 7.01 inches; and Ellen Smart, Ridgefield 3.40 inches.

Needless to say many of the weather observers in the higher elevations had anywhere from 12 inches last month reported by Phil Delany to over 25 inches observed by Bob Starr, most of that falling in the last five days or so. Of course we had that surprise March 1 snowfall as well.

No record highs on tap for this week, as blustery March weather will take hold with wind and rain along the coast and mountain snows.

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at