By Patrick Timm December 10, 2013 6 a.m.
Good news, bad news. If you like snow and cold, it is melting away from the weather forecast. If you like plain old rain and seasonal temperatures, that is the good news!
By Patrick Timm December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
As the cold arctic air squeezed its grip over us, Saturday night was expected to have the coldest temperatures of the current cold snap — probably the coldest in more than 30 years. With clear skies, calm winds and areas with snow cover, single digits were possible. Highs Saturday never peaked over 30 degrees in most locations. Even along the sunny coastline.
By Patrick Timm December 5, 2013 6 a.m.
It took its time coming but when it did, wow! Wednesday was cold, very cold indeed. Vancouver dipped to 19 degrees, breaking the record of 21 degrees set in 1919. As the clock struck midnight Tuesday, Vancouver had already dropped to 22 degrees, tying the record of 22 degrees in 1919. It is possible at the time of my writing that by midnight Wednesday it dropped below 19 degrees, setting the record low lower. Unlikely, but maybe, since we were at a lower temperature at sunset than on Tuesday.
By Patrick Timm December 3, 2013 6 a.m.
Most residents saw a wintry mix falling from the skies Monday as cold air from Canada made its way southward. Snow that fell at elevations of 800 feet and above stuck for a while. The lower elevations saw a mix of rain and snow and ice pellets. I received several reports of large, fluffy flakes falling in the lower foothills of Clark County.
By Patrick Timm November 28, 2013 6 a.m.
By Patrick Timm November 26, 2013 6 a.m.
I want to mention to you nonweather geeks who do not eat and sleep computer models that we might get a major Arctic blast right after the holiday weekend. This would be very cold and of long duration. This past week's chill was only a tease.
By Patrick Timm November 24, 2013 6 a.m.
Sunshine and cold overnight temperatures continued Saturday along with gusty east winds in the eastern sections of the county. Not many changes today, although the winds will slowly decrease.
By Patrick Timm November 21, 2013 6 a.m.
Winter has arrived a bit earlier this year, as our meteorological winter usually begins on December 1. However, cold, dry air from Canada has settled in over the region and will allow us to bask in sunshine during the day and freeze at night.
By Patrick Timm November 19, 2013 6 a.m.
The second half of Monday was a day not fit for man or beast. A large storm moved onto the Pacific West Coast, bringing high winds and moderate to heavy rain. Warm southerly winds shot the freezing level well over 6,000 feet and rain fell upon the freshly fallen snow of the weekend.
By Patrick Timm November 17, 2013 6 a.m.
Saturday was a good day for indoor activities like shopping at the mall or relaxing with a good book in front of the fireplace. I did a book signing Saturday afternoon at Vintage Books in the Heights, and I know there were many who ventured out in the rain and cold getting a new book to go home and do just that.