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Patrick Timm

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Weather Eye: 90-degree days will be coming to an end this week

By Patrick Timm July 7, 2015 6 a.m.

Only a couple more days and relief will be on the way via our wonderful Pacific air. Our string of consecutive 90-degree days will end by Thursday. If it reaches 90 degrees on Thursday it would break Portland's record string of 10 90-degree days set back in 2009.

Weather Eye: We've had quite a run of 90-degree days, and it isn't over yet

By Patrick Timm July 5, 2015 6 a.m.

It was a hot Fourth of July along with the fireworks. Maybe I should have said sweltering instead of hot. I mean, when will this crazy weather end? Some computer models indicate a cool-down by next weekend down into the 70s and low 80s for a while. I'm sure by now everyone could use a few cool days.

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.

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