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Patrick Timm

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Weather Eye: Summer heat isn't through with us just yet

By Patrick Timm September 18, 2014 6 a.m.

Ready for 90 degrees once again? Yep, we could do that easily over the weekend with easterly winds in the forecast. We already have logged in about 20 days with highs of 90 degrees or better this summer.

Weather Eye: More hot weather, little to no rain in this week's forecast

By Patrick Timm September 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Hot summer weather continued Monday with highs back in the 90-degree range in most locations. We also had hazy, smoky skies from the wildfire near Estacada, Ore. In addition, high clouds were increasing from the south, adding to the muddy look and defused blue color of the sky.

Weather Eye: Dry air, low humidity bring rapid drop in overnight temperatures

By Patrick Timm September 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Quite a swing in temperatures from day and night around the region the past couple of days. The very dry air mass with low humidity and dew points supported a rapid drop in overnight temperatures, especially outside of the windy and the main urban areas. Lows were in the 40- to 45-degree range, enough to see your breath by sunrise. Brrr.

Weather Eye: Strong winds will fail to keep temperatures down this weekend

By Patrick Timm September 11, 2014 6 a.m.

Strong east winds will develop today, with winds of more than 60 mph in the Columbia River Gorge and between 30 and 45 mph in the greater Vancouver area. More debris, twigs and limbs are sure to break off the trees, especially with all the leaves still on them.

Weather Eye: After a brief break, warmer temperatures returning Wednesday

By Patrick Timm September 9, 2014 6 a.m.

The marine clouds were a welcome sight and feel Monday as cooler ocean air replaced the desert-like heat we had seen for a few days. We will get another shot of it today before things clear out and warm back up Wednesday and beyond. Endless summer?

Weather Eye: Heat should ease this week, but summer's certainly not finished

By Patrick Timm September 7, 2014 6 a.m.

At 4 p.m. Saturday, it was 95 degrees in Vancouver, hot enough to keep most folks inside. The brave ones, I'm sure, were dressed for the occasion and keeping close to the shade. Temperatures are high but still below record highs in most areas.

Weather Eye: After dry August, early September looks dry, warm, too

By Patrick Timm September 4, 2014 6 a.m.

The weather Tuesday was perhaps the most delightful, with afternoon highs in the low 70s. Ideal?

Weather Eye: Reflections on changing seasons after a hot August

By Patrick Timm September 2, 2014 6 a.m.

August is now in the record books, and boy, what a summer it was. There are so many records and near-records as well as the warmest summer in many years for just about every city in the Northwest.

Weather Eye: That rainfall settled the dust, and there's a chance we'll get more

By Patrick Timm August 31, 2014 6 a.m.

Finally, some moisture to settle the dust and add a fresh scent to the air. Don't you love the smell of rain after a long dry spell? Heavenly. The rain was scattered in the form of showers and drizzle. I picked up a scant 0.07 inch by 3 p.m. Saturday. The official tally at Vancouver was 0.01 inch. Maybe you received a better dousing than I did.

Weather Eye: Expect pleasant temperatures for Labor Day weekend

By Patrick Timm August 28, 2014 6 a.m.

Another hot day Wednesday but that will be it for a while as we get cooler air from the northwest filtering in via marine clouds. Still close to 80 degrees today and then pleasant 70s through the long holiday weekend. The risk of showers was looking even less likely over the weekend Wednesday afternoon so we have it in the forecast but in the "chance" category.

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