By Patrick Timm October 23, 2014 6 a.m.
No shortage of rain so far this month thanks to the heavy downpours Wednesday afternoon and evening that totaled well over one inch as of 4 p.m. We are now way above average for the month and more rain is on the way.
By Patrick Timm October 21, 2014 6 a.m.
Clouds and more clouds. That is the thrust of this week's weather scene. After a weak weather system went through on Monday, we'll see a brief break today, with maybe some sunshine before those clouds come back and deposit more rain on us.
By Patrick Timm October 19, 2014 6 a.m.
OK, before we go too far let's review some rainfall from September, as promised, from your friends and neighbors: Murphy Dennis, near Clark County Rifles, 2.20 inches; Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 0.73 inch; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 1.55 inch; Judy Darke, Felida, 1.22 inch; Irv St. Germain, Prune Hill, 1.42 inch; Bob Starr, Cougar, 2.86 inches; Phil Delany, Dole Valley, 2.00 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 1.18 inch; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 1.38 inch; Merle Moore, 2 miles west of Yacolt, 2.00 inches; Dave Campbell, 1 mile west of Heisson, 1.51 inch; Tyler Mode from his Minnehaha station, 0.97 inch; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 1.39 inch; Dan Hein, Camas, 1.58 inch; Bill Sobolewski, Livingston Mountain, 1.86 inch; and Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 1.30 inch.
By Patrick Timm October 16, 2014 6 a.m.
Folks on Mount Hood were grinning ear to ear Wednesday as the first really good snowfall had begun. Enough snow to turn the ground white at Timberline and Mount Hood Meadows and a couple of inches of snow on the higher ski lifts.
By Patrick Timm October 14, 2014 6 a.m.
Let the rains begin! Or something like that, I suppose. Expect stormy weather today and showers through Wednesday. The timing of the storms will be about every two days apart as it looks right now. That means some short dry periods between weather systems.
By Patrick Timm October 12, 2014 6 a.m.
This date in October always reminds me of the powerful Columbus Day Windstorm of 1962 — one that I will remember forever. Goodness, more than one-half century later and we are still talking about it. October can be a month to produce strong storms often aided by remnants of old typhoons out in the far western Pacific.
By Patrick Timm October 9, 2014 6 a.m.
After a historic run of warm weather the first week of October, it appears that our never-ending summer-like weather will succumb to the annual rain fest. By the ides of October, we should be soaking the rain up in good fashion.
By Patrick Timm October 7, 2014 6 a.m.
Hey, how do you like our run of 80-degree high temperatures? Impressive, don't you think? We talked about this a month ago in my column, about how we can still get warm weather in the first half of October. Not uncommon in the least. The current stretch, though, is the warmest since about 1993. And we have managed to get into the mid-80s, with a couple reports Sunday and Monday of near 90 — unofficially, of course. The warm weather has caused the influx of stink bugs to be rather aggressive, making their way into for homes for the winter. They know it is going to get cold.
By Patrick Timm October 5, 2014 6 a.m.
Delightful weather continues. Oh, aren't we blessed? I mean, does it really get any better in fall than this?
By Patrick Timm October 2, 2014 6 a.m.
I could just repeat my column from Tuesday and we would be good. The forecast went as planned with a brief shot of rain and then a few showers scattered about on Tuesday. Skies cleared slowly on Wednesday and this morning was expected to be perhaps the coldest this season.