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Patrick Timm

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Weather Eye: Forecast says May will continue to be dry as month closes

By Patrick Timm May 26, 2015 6 a.m.

Memorial Day turned out pleasant in the late afternoon with a few sunbreaks and almost-seasonal temperatures. At least there was no rainfall. So the long holiday weekend followed the weather forecast for once with lots of marine clouds and spotty drizzle.

Weather Eye: We're covered with clouds, but the month is still unusually dry

By Patrick Timm May 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Clouds, clouds and more clouds. We will remember this Memorial Day weekend as the cloudy one. Better than rain, rain and more rain, right?

Weather Eye: Memorial Day weekend looks to be a good one

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

Monday and Wednesday were almost repeats with sunshine, warm temperatures and those building cumulus clouds over the Cascades trying to make their way westward to the valleys.

Weather Eye: Weather will remain difficult to predict heading into weekend

By Patrick Timm May 19, 2015 5:59 a.m.

It didn't take too much effort noticing those towering cumulus clouds to the east Monday afternoon. These storms were moving westward over the Cascades and were expected to dump heavy rain in some places Monday evening and overnight.

Weather Eye: This week will look much like last week, but not as warm

By Patrick Timm May 17, 2015 6 a.m.

Plenty of gray skies Saturday, but that did nothing to stop the annual Parade of Bands in Hazel Dell. In fact, for those marching, I would say it was "perfect" parade weather. Spectators can always bundle up. So, chalk up another year in the record books without measurable rainfall for the parade.

Weather Eye: April's rain totals varied around area

By Patrick Timm May 14, 2015 5:59 a.m.

As promised, let's review some rainfall totals from April from your friends and neighbors: Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 4.52 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 3.17 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 4.94 inches; Phil Delany, Dole Valley, 5.1 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 1.57 inches; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 2.76 inches; Merle Moore, 2 miles west of Yacolt, 4.42 inches; Dave Campbell, 1 mile west of Heisson, 2.97 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 1.78 inches; Larry Lebsack, Barberton, 2.48 inches; Bob Mode, Minnehaha, 1.87 inches; Murphy Dennis, near Clark County Rifles, 4.71 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 2.30 inches; Tom Dixon, Amboy, 3.9 inches; Irving St. Germain, Prune Hill, 2.82 inches; Gary Collins, Brush Prairie, 3.41 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 2.55 inches; Dan Hein, Camas, 3.26 inches; and our friend Roland Dersken, from the Vancouver up north, with 2.09 inches. I measured 1.64 inches here in Salmon Creek.

Weather Eye: Weather this week should quench our county's thirst

By Patrick Timm May 12, 2015 6 a.m.

The cold front that moved through Sunday did little to make a dent in our rain totals for the year, only a few hundreds of an inch. However, I mentioned the possibility of wrap-around moisture moving in from the east as the low spins and heads to the east.

We've tasted summer, but the week should be unsettled spring

By Patrick Timm May 10, 2015 6 a.m.

Saturday was certainly a taste of summer and no complaints. Though it passed the 80-degree mark, I won't start complaining about the heat, not yet!

Weather Eye: Thanks to brisk northwest wind, weather felt like winter revival

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

How did you enjoy that little bit of late winter/early spring weather Tuesday and Wednesday? That northwest wind was quite brisk Wednesday afternoon, adding to the chill in the air. Rainfall amounts were rather light, generally under a tenth of inch here in the lowlands but a third to one-half inch in the foothills.

Weather Eye: Showers in forecast, with clear skies set for a return Thursday

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

The marine layer was enhanced Monday by an incoming weather system, making the usual morning clouds linger well into the afternoon.

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