By Patrick Timm October 30, 2014 6 a.m.
As of this writing Wednesday afternoon we had a warm front moving up from the south, which made the afternoon quite pleasant. Today we see a cold front dropping in from the northwest, bringing much cooler temperatures and snow in the mountains.
By Patrick Timm October 28, 2014 6 a.m.
We survived the miniwindstorm Saturday but not without scattered power outages and downed trees. Lots of leaves, fir boughs and needles to clean up. Hopefully, most of that was gone by Monday evening, as another weather system promised more rain.
By Patrick Timm October 26, 2014 6 a.m.
I got an early start on my column in case we lost power in Saturday's windstorm. Winds were expected to gust to maybe 50-60 mph. With the ground saturated and all the leaves on the trees, not good.
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.