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Patrick Timm

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Weather Eye: Much-needed precipitation headed our way this weekend

By Patrick Timm August 27, 2015 6 a.m.

It appears our initial taste of autumn is still on track for Friday as a cold low pressure system begins its eastward migration. Rain will begin along the coast early and then be inland during the day Friday. The weekend looks wet, with periods of rain or showers.

Weather Eye: Weekend could bring showers, but fall may be drier than normal

By Patrick Timm August 25, 2015 6 a.m.

Oh. how we love those sea breezes! They finally cleared our smoke-filled skies, and by Monday afternoon, we could see blue sky again. Yes, there were some high clouds, but at least the air was fresh.

Weather Eye: Look for highs in the 80s, no rain, once wildfire smoke clears

By Patrick Timm August 23, 2015 6 a.m.

The big news this weekend is the thick smoke over the region thanks to northeast winds that have ushered in air from the many wildfires.

Weather Eye: Latest hot spell to end, but 90-degree days may be back

By Patrick Timm August 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Our brief hot spell will end today as a couple of weak weather systems move through British Columbia and switch our winds back to the northwest, ushering in those typical morning clouds we all like.

Weather Eye: Here we go again, with highs in the 90s, chance for 100

By Patrick Timm August 18, 2015 6 a.m.

Ready for another hot one? Well, ready or not, here it is! Highs today will be in the mid-to-upper 90s with maybe a 100-degree-high thrown in somewhere around the area. Smoke from wildfires to our east are predicted to cover our skies, so if the smoke is too thick in areas, that could hold the high temperature down a few degrees.

Weather Eye: What rain we had wasn't much, and soon it will be hot again

By Patrick Timm August 16, 2015 6 a.m.

Goodness! Where does time go? We are halfway through the month of August and summertime continues in full force.

Weather Eye: Drought worsens around state; increasing clouds may bring rain

By Patrick Timm August 13, 2015 6 a.m.

While waiting for the good possibility of showers tonight and Friday, the drought conditions continue to worsen around the state. It is known that all of Central and Eastern Washington is in an extreme drought, the second-highest category, but that category has also slipped west of the Cascades.

Weather Eye: After dry, dry months, maybe break out the rain-dance shoes

By Patrick Timm August 11, 2015 6 a.m.

While we are starved for rain, parts of the Rocky Mountain States are getting deluges. From Colorado into South Dakota, it has rained, hailed and rained to the point of flash flooding everywhere.

Weather Eye: Expect a partly cloudy and humid week, maybe some showers

By Patrick Timm August 9, 2015 6 a.m.

The rain was coming down in sheets blowing horizontally along the ocean beaches Saturday afternoon, while inland skies were partly sunny and temperatures in the low 80s. I know first-hand about the rain because I was on the Long Beach Peninsula, and it felt like a wet autumn day.

Weather Eye: August has been an up-and-down roller coaster

By Patrick Timm August 6, 2015 6 a.m.

Pleasant weather Wednesday with near-perfect afternoon temperatures hovering near the 80-degree mark. That sounds ideal but is a few degrees below the average for this time of the year. Vancouver reached 77 degrees for a high, and I recorded 79 degrees here in Salmon Creek.

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