By Patrick Timm July 30, 2015 6 a.m.
Wednesday's high temperature as of 5 p.m. was 96 degrees and the 10th day this month with a high of 90 degrees or better. Today will be No. 11 and Friday No. 12. I think we will be at 90 or better through Monday before cooling hits again on Tuesday. August will roll in on a hot note Saturday.
By Patrick Timm July 28, 2015 6 a.m.
Skies cleared Monday after the light rainfall over the weekend and we are now well into an extended dry and warm spell. Highs Monday rose about 10 degrees from Sunday, and today we will rise about 10 degrees from Monday and then see another 10- degree rise on Wednesday. Temperatures will peak on Thursday.
By Patrick Timm July 26, 2015 6 a.m.
Were you dancing in the streets Saturday like many around Clark County? I think the rain enticed a few to do just that. I heard no complaints — take it with stride, we did.
By Patrick Timm July 23, 2015 6 a.m.
If you had just woke up from a long winter's nap and went outside Wednesday you might have said to yourself, "My, this is such a typical June day. It must be June, I overslept!"
By Patrick Timm July 21, 2015 6 a.m.
I started to type in Jan. 21, 2015 for today's column before I realized it is July 21. I think my mind wanted to think back to January and cool things off after last weekend's heat wave.
By Patrick Timm July 19, 2015 6 a.m.
Outside of a few pesky hit-and-miss showers, the cobwebs in my rain gauge are getting pretty thick this month. So how much rain did we get in June? It was spotty, with some areas heavier than others. And if you can't remember, no worry — all June's rain fell in the first few days. Seems so long ago, doesn't it?
By Patrick Timm July 16, 2015 6 a.m.
Temperatures this week have been hovering around the 80-degree mark — about average for this time of the year. There have also been some morning clouds here and there.
By Patrick Timm July 14, 2015 6 a.m.
Our long dry spell ended Sunday evening with enough moisture to squeeze out a measly 0.01 inch of rainfall. Close but no cigar as records go. A few more scattered showers drifted over the county, and Vancouver recorded 0.04 inch Monday.
By Patrick Timm July 12, 2015 6 a.m.
With Saturday's high temperature of 71 degrees, we have to go back to June 22 to find the last high temperature that was less than 80 degrees. On that date, it was 79 degrees, so we have to go back further to find a high lower than Saturday's, and that was June 3 with 66 degrees.
By Patrick Timm July 9, 2015 6 a.m.
Vancouver's streak of 90-degree days ended Tuesday, which had a high of 87 degrees. I still managed 90 degrees in Salmon Creek. At the time of this writing, Vancouver was only in the mid-80s on Wednesday.