By Patrick Timm April 22, 2014 6 a.m.
Looking at all the weather charts Monday afternoon I can't see one day the rest of the week and into the weekend where there is a dry day wedged in somewhere. Either it is steady rain or showers. Our deficit for April may turn into abundance!
By Patrick Timm April 20, 2014 6 a.m.
Saturday afternoon around 3:30 the skies got dark as a brief, heavy rain shower moved through Salmon Creek. I was watching the rain on my deck and torrents running off rooftops. I bet even the frogs ran for cover on that one, but at least it washed the spiders out of the downspout.
By Patrick Timm April 17, 2014 6 a.m.
Well, what can I say? The April showers mentioned here the other day are upon us. Maybe more like a steady rain today, but wet any way you look at it. Temperatures will be mild Friday through the weekend and Easter Sunday at this point — and I put emphasis on "this point" — looks dry.
By Patrick Timm April 15, 2014 6 a.m.
Okay, before we go too far, let's review some rainfall from March as reported by your friends and neighbors: Murphy Dennis, near Clark County Rifles, 12.09 inches; Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 16.56 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 7.57 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 6.85 inches; Irv St. Germain, Prune Hill, 7.62 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 24.74 inches; Phil Delany, Dole Valley, 17.10 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 7.36 inches; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 7.71 inches; Merle Moore, two miles west of Yacolt, 13.49 inches; Dave Campbell, one mile west of Heisson, 7.52 inches; Tyler Mode from his Minnehaha station, 6.86 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 8.82 inches; Dan Hein, Camas, 8 inches; Larry Lebsack, Northeast Hazel Dell, 7.28 inches; Chuck Houghten, Hockinson Heights, 10.88 inches; Barry Fitzthum, Amboy, 11.03 inches; Sandra Nesvick, east Vancouver, 6.5 inches; and Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 7.40 inches.
By Patrick Timm April 13, 2014 6 a.m.
Once the morning low clouds dissipated around the Pacific Northwest, it was sunny skies in all directions Saturday. Brisk northwest winds tempered high temperatures a bit, but it was still pleasant in the mid-60s.
By Patrick Timm April 8, 2014 6 a.m.
Dense fog shrouded our region Monday morning, more reminiscent of autumn than spring. Quite unusual for April, I would say. Regardless, it cleared by noon, and full sunshine helped push the mercury over the 70-degree mark. Vancouver was sitting at 73 degrees at 4 p.m.
By Patrick Timm April 6, 2014 6 a.m.
It was a benign day Saturday, with clouds and some occasional light rain. Nothing to write home about. For once, there were no watches, warnings or advisories on the weather map.
By Patrick Timm April 3, 2014 6 a.m.
It certainly seems like April paid an April Fool's Day joke on us. With fairly dry weather and nice conditions earlier in the day, clouds rotated around a low-pressure system to our south and brought rain in the evening.
By Patrick Timm April 1, 2014 6 a.m.
The weather through the remainder of the week and weekend will be partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Weak high pressure will be over us, but it won't be strong enough to stop all of clouds and moisture. Wednesday is looking like the best day this week. So, damp at times but nothing really heavy at this point.