OK before we go too far let’s review some rainfall from April from your friends and neighbors: I had 4.06 inches here in Salmon Creek; Murphy Dennis, near Clark County Rifles, 8.71 inches; Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 6.13 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 5.13 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 3.23 inches; Irv St. Germain, Prune Hill, 5.60 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 12.53 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 3.31 inches; Bud Maddux, Home Valley, 3.76 inches; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 4.72 inches; Nancy Ellifrit, Mount Vista, 5.78 inches; Merle Moore, two miles west of Yacolt, 8.62 inches; Dave Campbell, one mile west of Heisson, 5.97 inches; Tyler Mode from his Minnehaha station, 3.65 inches; Barry Fitzthum, Amboy, 7.76 inches; Gary Collins, Brush Prairie, 5.45 inches; Bill Sobolewski, Livingston Mountain, 8.07 inches; Phil Delany, above Dole Valley, 10.9 inches; Dan Hein, Camas, 6.24 inches; Larry Lebsack, Northeast Hazel Dell, 4.46 inches; and Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 4.0 inches.
Some comments from weather observers included Murphy Dennis, “Lots of hail, dark clouds, thunder, wind, and 3 nasturtiums finally poked through the ground. Yippee!” Merle Moore remarked, “Every day brings us closer to warmer weather, and I like that a lot!”
Dave Campbell chuckled, “Not quite as wet last month. Didn’t drown the frogs that are really croaking up a storm (pun intended) whenever the sun comes out.” Judy Darke, referring to last month’s changeable weather, “Wow, if you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute!”
Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://weathersystems.com.