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Patrick Timm

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Weather Eye: The world looks like April, and so will the calendar

By Patrick Timm March 29, 2015 6 a.m.

A weak weather system brought a few light sprinkles Friday night and early Saturday but most areas had only a trace. There were a few hit-and-miss showers Saturday, but some sunshine too. Today will be a nice day, with varying amounts of clouds here and there. Highs will be back up in the 60s — maybe 70? (need the sun).

Weather Eye: Clark County should be getting short break from rainy conditions

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

Lots of weather news around the country, but of course there generally is. Sometimes just not much in our region.

Weather Eye: More rain, possibly thunder in the forecast; Cascades to get some snow

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

With the heavy rain over the weekend and a few moderate showers Monday, Vancouver has 4 inches in the rain bucket so far this month, as of 5 p.m. Monday. That is about eight-tenths of an inch above average. Not too shabby for March.

Weather Eye: Seasons have turned and spring's blooming right before us

By Patrick Timm March 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Spring has sprung, the grass has ris', I wonder where the birdies is? Spring. The elusive season of change. Sometimes wintry and sometimes, well, sometimes spring-like.

Weather Eye: Sunshine and rain likely to alternate over the next several days

By Patrick Timm March 19, 2015 6 a.m.

It appears that we are finally getting into a more progressive weather pattern, with alternating days of sunshine and rain. Sound like spring showers? Read on.

Weather Eye: Possible showers today will likely give way to more sunshine

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

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Writing this column on a warm and sunny Monday afternoon, one would never know we just experienced a wet and wild weekend.

Weather Eye: As we're reminded what rain looks like, some February numbers

By Patrick Timm March 15, 2015 6 a.m.

OK, let's review some rainfall from February: Murphy Dennis, near Clark County Rifles, 7.95 inches; Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 6.82 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 4.81 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 12.66 inches; Phil Delany, Dole Valley, 9.70 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 4.21 inches; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 4.89 inches; Merle Moore, 2 miles west of Yacolt, 8.88 inches; Dave Campbell, 1 mile west of Heisson, 4.76 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 4.86 inches; Dan Hein, Camas, 4.87 inches; Bill Sobolewski, Livingston Mountain, 5.07 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 4.36 inches; Larry Lebsack, Barberton,4.97 inches; Bob Mode, Minnehaha, 3.33 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 5.10 inches; Gary Collins, Brush Prairie, 5.41 inches; and Roland Dersken from the Vancouver up north with 5.00 inches. I had 3.99 inches here in Salmon Creek.

Weather Eye: Dry and warm weather to return, at least for a few days

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

We finally had a few of those raindrops in the bucket Wednesday; not much, enough to settle the dust and that was it. Generally around a tenth of an inch or so, although one more line of showers was heading our way as I write this column late Wednesday afternoon. We may add a bit more to our monthly total.

Weather Eye: Run of sunny weather likely to come to an end Wednesday

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

Monday was yet another clear, sunny day in the Pacific Northwest. Once again, we touched the 70 degree mark in many neighborhoods around Clark County. Can we do it again today? We'll sure try.

Weather Eye: Break in high pressure should let some moisture flow to the area

By Patrick Timm March 8, 2015 6 a.m.

The only change in the weather scene is, forecast models show the strong ridge of high pressure weakening about midweek. This will allow several weather systems to move our way with periods of rain and mountain snow at the highest elevations, say 6,000 feet or so. It won't be enough to affect the nearly nonexistent snow pack that we are still hanging onto.

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