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Patrick Timm

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Weather Eye: A poem of thanks for all we have to be grateful for on this Thanksgiving

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

Happy Thanksgiving! I want to offer my annual Thanksgiving poem: "I look up at the sky and give thanks for the rain, hail, and snows; to fulfill our needs as only our creator knows. We complain about the heat, the cold, and the rain; but we're given a variety to keep us sane. The dark clouds may come, but a rainbow will appear, to comfort and tell us our creator is near. We're given the seasons — summer, fall, winter, and spring; each with their own weather they do bring. Symbolizing a beginning, growth, and death. But the wind keeps on blowing and never runs out of breath. We have acquired the knowledge of the sky, and will keep on learning, that's no lie. As a shower that moves through and off to the east, this I would like to say at least: 'Have a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful feast.' "

Weather Eye: Expect some rain for Thanksgiving, and a damp Black Friday

By Patrick Timm November 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Well, so much for a few dry days this week. Several days ago it appeared we would enjoy a dry Thanksgiving, but weather charts keep showers going today — then a bit of drying Wednesday, which is good for holiday travelers — but rain moving back in some time Thursday.

Weather Eye: Weather's normal, and extended forecast is uncertain

By Patrick Timm November 23, 2014 6 a.m.

I would say the weather is getting back to normal with rain in the lowlands and snow in the mountains, the cold east wind replaced by milder Pacific air.

Weather Eye: Mild weather next few days will bring reprieve from winter

By Patrick Timm November 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Did it feel a little bit balmy Wednesday afternoon? Temperatures on the west side of the county were pushing 50 degrees while east-side locations were hovering in the low 40s, and only in the 30s in the Gorge. Rain and milder temperatures are on tap for the next five or six days here in the lowlands, so we are finished with winter for a while.

Weather Eye: Overnight temperatures will start to rise, clouds return

By Patrick Timm November 18, 2014 6 a.m.

Clear and cool weather will continue for one more day and then things will be more autumn-like around here. Clouds will increase and a little light rain is in the offing for late Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will climb back to more seasonable conditions. How does 50 degrees sound?

Weather Eye: Autumnal days not yet driven from year's stage

By Patrick Timm November 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Be still. Listen to the wind. The sun shines bright. Barren branches grace the sky. The chill is here. The season welcomes you into Nature's world. Delicate ice crystals flee the rising sun, gathering in the shadows. Be still. Listen to the wind. It talks to you. Now, just nod and smile.

Weather Eye: November snow? It's looking likely

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

Regardless of whatever happens today weather-wise, at least most folks were prepared for the worst. Roads were de-iced, snow plows put on standby, schools running two hours late, etc. Last-minute food essentials purchased. Winter storm watches or warnings were issued.

Weather Eye: Bundle up — it's going to get chilly and windy, and snowy in Gorge

By Patrick Timm November 11, 2014 6 a.m.

The weather forecast today is a chilling one. Not to be confused with a literary thriller or mystery but a real shocker to the flesh.

Weather Eye: After brief rain, clearing skies, and then maybe a wintry mix

By Patrick Timm November 9, 2014 6 a.m.

Saturday was wonderful after the low clouds and fog cleared. With highs at 60 degrees or better in many areas, even along the coast, it was a far cry from what is headed our way.

Weather Eye: Typical November breezes, dry weather heading into weekend

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

Greetings! There is much on the plate to talk about so let's digest some weather news. We had a rather gloomy day Wednesday, but hey, for the most part it was dry except for a few spatters here and there.

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