The weekend turned out pleasant and Monday's weather wasn't bad either. That upper-level low is still offshore and will head our way triggering scattered thundershowers, showers and perhaps some steady light rain. Unstable conditions and cooler conditions will persist through Thursday; nothing else new to add to the mix.
Happy Father's Day!
Yes, I know, I mentioned here the other day the rainfall amounts should be on the light side. For the most part, the showers were light for many of us and rather brief, but heavy for others -- the nature of "scattered showers."
Sunday was about as typical we can get for a day in June, with a high of 73 and low of 53. The averages are 72 and 53 degrees. Monday was slightly coolers with overnight lows in the 40s in many locations. Weather observer Tyler Mode of Battle Ground saw 39.5 degrees early Monday.
Your neighbors report rainfall from May: I had 5.84 inches here in Salmon Creek; Murphy Dennis, near Clark County Rifles, 10.15 inches; Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 6.89 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 10.54 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lakeshore, 4.07 inches; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 5.31 inches; Merle Moore, west of Yacolt, 7.79 inches; Dave Campbell, west of Heisson, 6.15 inches; Barry Fitzthum, Amboy, 7.12 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 6.24 inches; Larry Lebsack, Northeast Hazel Dell, 5.23 inches; Bill Sobolewski, Livingston Mountain, 10.52 inches; Nancy Ellifrit, Mount Vista, 5.50 inches; Chuck Houghten, Hockinson Heights, 7.95 inches; Ron Baldie, Fourth Plain Road and Northeast 144th, 5.94 inches; and Ellen Smart, Ridgefield 4.75 inches.
Another perfect summer day Wednesday with plenty of sunshine and highs in the low 80s, almost picture-perfect. Not much change through the weekend, with varying amounts of morning low clouds and highs generally 75 to 80 degrees, depending on how soon clouds, if any, burn off.
Monday was a very typical June day: morning clouds, plenty of afternoon sunshine and highs in the 70s. Doesn't get any better than that, does it? It does if you like less cloudiness and more heat.
A little bit of May weather hung around Saturday, with clouds and a few spotty sprinkles, but amounts were mostly just a trace or thereabouts.
And the rains came. And came. It was enough to deposit more than 4.5 inches in the rain bucket officially for May in Vancouver.
The three-day holiday weekend wasn't a total washout thanks to a mostly dry day on Sunday. We can forget Saturday and Monday as moderate rains threatened to overflow the rain gauge. As of 3 p.m. Monday I had recorded just over 5 inches of rain for the month. Officially, Vancouver was just shy of the 4-inch mark Monday afternoon. This month already has more rain than 2012, 2011 and 2010.