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Patrick Timm

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Weather Eye: Easter Bunny may get a dry day

By Patrick Timm April 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Well, what can I say? The April showers mentioned here the other day are upon us. Maybe more like a steady rain today, but wet any way you look at it. Temperatures will be mild Friday through the weekend and Easter Sunday at this point — and I put emphasis on "this point" — looks dry.

Weather Eye: April shaping up as improvement over soggy March

By Patrick Timm April 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Okay, before we go too far, let's review some rainfall from March as reported by your friends and neighbors: Murphy Dennis, near Clark County Rifles, 12.09 inches; Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 16.56 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 7.57 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 6.85 inches; Irv St. Germain, Prune Hill, 7.62 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 24.74 inches; Phil Delany, Dole Valley, 17.10 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 7.36 inches; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 7.71 inches; Merle Moore, two miles west of Yacolt, 13.49 inches; Dave Campbell, one mile west of Heisson, 7.52 inches; Tyler Mode from his Minnehaha station, 6.86 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 8.82 inches; Dan Hein, Camas, 8 inches; Larry Lebsack, Northeast Hazel Dell, 7.28 inches; Chuck Houghten, Hockinson Heights, 10.88 inches; Barry Fitzthum, Amboy, 11.03 inches; Sandra Nesvick, east Vancouver, 6.5 inches; and Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 7.40 inches.

Weather Eye: Glad for dry, sunny days? Pollen will raise rain's appeal

By Patrick Timm April 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Once the morning low clouds dissipated around the Pacific Northwest, it was sunny skies in all directions Saturday. Brisk northwest winds tempered high temperatures a bit, but it was still pleasant in the mid-60s.

Weather Eye: Nice weather here to stay

By Patrick Timm April 10, 2014 6 a.m.

Good news! Great spring weather is with us through the weekend, with highs above seasonable averages and in the 70s over the weekend.

Weather Eye: Foggy morning Monday seemed like spring dressed as autumn

By Patrick Timm April 8, 2014 6 a.m.

Dense fog shrouded our region Monday morning, more reminiscent of autumn than spring. Quite unusual for April, I would say. Regardless, it cleared by noon, and full sunshine helped push the mercury over the 70-degree mark. Vancouver was sitting at 73 degrees at 4 p.m.

Weather Eye: Some dry warm days ahead, but spring break's always variable

By Patrick Timm April 6, 2014 6 a.m.

It was a benign day Saturday, with clouds and some occasional light rain. Nothing to write home about. For once, there were no watches, warnings or advisories on the weather map.

Weather Eye: April showers could give way to 80-degree day on Tuesday

By Patrick Timm April 3, 2014 6 a.m.

It certainly seems like April paid an April Fool's Day joke on us. With fairly dry weather and nice conditions earlier in the day, clouds rotated around a low-pressure system to our south and brought rain in the evening.

Weather Eye: Wednesday may shape up as best day of damp week

By Patrick Timm April 1, 2014 6 a.m.

The weather through the remainder of the week and weekend will be partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Weak high pressure will be over us, but it won't be strong enough to stop all of clouds and moisture. Wednesday is looking like the best day this week. So, damp at times but nothing really heavy at this point.

Weather Eye: Downpours over for now, but expect mix of rainfall totals

By Patrick Timm March 30, 2014 6 a.m.

The rain showers Saturday were relentless and heavy. Even with the sun out at times it was pouring. Several downpours with hail and thunder moved through Clark County, slowing traffic on the freeways to a crawl. Even wipers on high speed couldn't handle it.

Weather Eye: More rain on its way, along with cool temperatures

By Patrick Timm March 27, 2014 6 a.m.

Showers continued Wednesday and some of them were frog stranglers for sure. Other areas around the county escaped the heavy downpours. I surpassed 5 inches of rain for the month here in Salmon Creek on my way for over 6 inches, which will be guaranteed by a strong storm Friday with predicted amounts of 1-2 inches in various locations.

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