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Patrick Timm

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Weather Eye: Skies are dry, with dry season ahead; California asking for water

By Patrick Timm May 3, 2015 6 a.m.

Morning low clouds and sunny afternoons were the weekend forecast. And sure enough, they were present Saturday morning, but not everywhere. The usual locations, like the ocean beaches, were clear and sunny. So was the Puget Sound region and areas south of Vancouver. Looking at the satellite picture early Saturday, the thickest low clouds were in Clark County.

Weather Eye: Expect morning clouds, sunny afternoons through weekend

By Patrick Timm April 30, 2015 6 a.m.

On this last day of April, I bring you greetings from the weather page. The atmosphere will also contribute to a happy day as skies slowly clear and sunshine is with us later in the day.

Weather Eye: Keep sweatshirts, rain jackets close for nuisance rain

By Patrick Timm April 28, 2015 6 a.m.

Back-to-back Mondays with pleasant temperatures, sunny skies and highs at or near 80 degrees around the area. We will certainly take that with no regrets. Today, however, it is back to the sweatshirts and maybe rain jackets as a cold trough of low pressure slides in.

Weather Eye: We'll push 80 degrees Monday, then get back to instability

By Patrick Timm April 26, 2015 6 a.m.

It is hard to believe April is almost over. Maybe it is all the passing April showers that make things go fast. Regardless, time marches on and so does our progressive weather pattern.

Weather Eye: Showers likely to linger into weekend; air quality week nears

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

Even with a fairly moderate onshore flow of air we have seen some blue skies and sunshine. Not the 80-degree weather like we had Monday, but still not too bad. Our average high is 63 degrees so we are not too far off.

Weather Eye: Weather rarely gets any better than Monday's

By Patrick Timm April 21, 2015 6 a.m.

At 4 p.m. Monday, I recorded the first 80 degree day here in Salmon Creek. Other temperatures around the local area were also at or near the 80 degree mark. Wow, it just doesn't get any better than that, does it?

Weather Eye: Get out today and enjoy the spring, a spectacular sunset

By Patrick Timm April 19, 2015 6 a.m.

March rainfall reports: Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 9.45 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 5.29 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 13.89 inches; Phil Delany, Dole Valley, 11.1 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 4.68 inches; Pete Conrad, near Tukes Mountain, 5.08 inches; Merle Moore, west of Yacolt, 7.55 inches; Dave Campbell, west of Heisson, 5.77 inches; Bill Sobolewski, Livingston Mountain, 6.83 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 4.64 inches; Larry Lebsack, Barberton, 5.32 inches; Bob Mode, Minnehaha,4.87 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 5.80 inches; Irving St. Germain, Prune Hill, 5.34 inches; Gary Collins, Brush Prairie, 6.67 inches; and Roland Dersken from the Vancouver up north with 7.83 inches. I measured 4.84 inches here in Salmon Creek.

Weather Eye: Warm weather on way for today, this weekend

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

Fair weather is in the offing for the next several days. The sounds of lawn mowers and baseball will be in the air this weekend as we bask under mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures.

Weather Eye: The cold front aloft will leave its mark, move on

By Patrick Timm April 14, 2015 6 a.m.

A cold front was moving through the local area as I wrote this late Monday afternoon. My rain gauge at 4:30 p.m. was reading, "It is raining cats and dogs." Sure enough, it was pouring rain outside. The temperature fell from the 50s into the low 40s as the cold front moved inland.

Weather Eye: After an April afternoon that felt like March, look for warming

By Patrick Timm April 12, 2015 6 a.m.

A blustery day in the neighborhood was the scheme of things Saturday. Some showers, wind, sun, a report of some hail. Typical March-like weather, I would say.

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