Weather Eye: No rain in sight as high pressure holds on

By Patrick Timm, Columbian weather columnist

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If you go

• What: Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society 21st annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference.

• When: Saturday, Oct 26 at 10 a.m.

• Where: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, main auditorium, 1945 S.E. Water Ave. in Portland.

• Cost: This meeting is free and open to all ages of the general public. Free parking in all OMSI parking lots.

There will be no more weather until further notice. Now that I have your attention, what I mean is there will be no active weather the next week or so at least. High pressure remains anchored off the coast for some time.

This will result in mostly sunny skies and seasonal to above high temperatures, especially when we get an offshore flow of air via east winds through the Gorge. There may be some clouds on occasion dropping down from the north but no rain expected.

Overnight lows have been dropping down into the 30s with many reports of frost in the outlying areas.

So how are we doing weather-wise this month? For the first two weeks in Vancouver, we have .77 of an inch in the rain bucket. About one-half inch below average. The average mean temperature is 52 degrees, 4.5 degrees below normal. The temperature extremes range from a high of 74 on Oct. 6 to a low of 36 on Oct. 9.

Winter is fast approaching and so is the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society 21st annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference.