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Patrick Timm

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Weather Eye: Hit the beach if you want relief from our 90-degree weather

By Patrick Timm July 2, 2015 5:59 a.m.

The heat wave continues, folks, with only some hope next week for cooler temperatures. Meanwhile our current string of 90-degree weather runs through the Fourth of July weekend.

Weather Eye: Temps poised to soar again after record-setting weekend

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

What a gorgeous sunset Sunday evening. Did you see it? Beautiful sunlight shining down upon us. At the same time, brisk west winds were blowing and the temperature dropped to 70 degrees as the sun went down. What a relief it was to feel air that was cooler and with less humidity.

Weather Eye: It's hot, it's dry, and we lack our usual June days with cloud cover

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

The clouds passing through Saturday produced a warm overnight low between 65 and 70 degrees around the county. Vancouver recorded 69 degrees. Daylight hours had more clouds and high humidity but no 100-plus degree temperature.

Weather Eye: Clouds won't provide respite from the heat

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

Don't let any clouds you see in the sky fool you. It will be hot. A weak weather system moved through yesterday and even brought a few raindrops to thirsty surfaces. It moved quickly, though, and abundant sunshine graced the skies in the afternoon, with highs once again in the 80s.

Weather Eye: Prepare yourself, home, plants and pets for a scorching weekend

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

This is not your typical June weather, folks. The almost absence of the low clouds in the morning and afternoon sunshine regime is making this a dry and warm month. Yes, there have been clouds, but only higher and middle-level clouds that have done little to completely block out the sun and lower afternoon high temperatures.

Weather Eye: Summer solstice gets season off to official start; heat wave soon

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

Welcome to the official start of summer as of 9:38 a.m. today, which really kicks off the season.

Weather Eye: Weekend, rest of June likely to be warm, sunny

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

Our fine weather pattern just keeps on rolling despite a forecast for morning clouds, which for the most part were either patchy or non-existent Wednesday. That allowed the highs to once again surpass 80 degrees.

Weather Eye: Rainfall totals were way down in May

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

As promised, let's review some rainfall totals from May from your friends and neighbors: Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 2.35 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 1.30 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 1.82 inches; Phil Delany, Dole Valley, 1.90 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, .88 of an inch; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 1.22 inches; Merle Moore, two miles west of Yacolt, 2.15 inches; Dave Campbell, one mile west of Heisson, 1.49 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, .79 of an inch; Larry Lebsack, Barberton, 1.08 inches; Bob Mode, Minnehaha, .81 of an inch; Murphy Dennis, near Clark County Rifles, 1.80 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, .85 of an inch; Tom Dixon, Amboy, 2.61 inches; Irving St. Germain, Prune Hill, 1.05 inches; Gary Collins, Brush Prairie, 1.36 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, .88 of an inch; Dan Hein, Camas, 3.26 inches; and our friend, Roland Derksen, from the Vancouver up north, with .42 of an inch. I measured .77 of an inch here in Salmon Creek.

Weather Eye: Still no rain in sight, but the 90s appear to be a week away

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

The weather this week will host a typical June pattern: morning clouds and afternoon sunshine with highs in the 70s. Picture perfect, I would say. There will be good wind-surfing winds through the Columbia River Gorge, and if you want temperatures in the 80s or 90s, then take a drive east of the mountains. A choice for everyone.

Weather Eye: Weak system brings cooler temperatures, ideal weather

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

Pleasant summer weather is on tap, just like we talked about earlier this week. Highs will be in the 70s. with varying amounts of low clouds in the morning hours but plenty of sunshine in the afternoon and evening.

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