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Patrick Timm

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Weather Eye: No white Christmas for us, but it will be colder next week

By Patrick Timm December 23, 2014 6 a.m.

A most welcome break from the Saturday deluge and no complaints in the weather department Monday. High temperatures are running some 10 degrees above average for December.

Weather Eye: Pineapple Express brings rain, memories of floods 50 years ago

By Patrick Timm December 21, 2014 6 a.m.

A rainy Saturday. Over 1 inch of rain fell between midnight and 5 p.m.

Timm: Forecast a mixed bag, but snow seems unlikely for ski areas

By Patrick Timm December 18, 2014 6 a.m.

As far as mountain snow goes we have good news, bad news and maybe some delayed good news.

Weather Eye: With showers, east winds, then heavy rain, weather will be mixed bag

By Patrick Timm December 16, 2014 6 a.m.

A mixed bag of weather is on the way for us this week with some light showers, some east winds and then heavy rain by Thursday. Snow will fall in the Cascades, maybe a half foot or more, but a warm system will come in over the weekend and melt it away.'

Weather Eye: After rain, wind, what's next for us?

By Patrick Timm December 14, 2014 6 a.m.

OK, before we continue, let's review some rainfall from November as promised from your friends and neighbors: Murphy Dennis, near Clark County Rifles, 9.19 inches; Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 10.13 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 5.35 inches; Irv St. Germain, Prune Hill, 4.62 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 20.08 inches; Phil Delany, Dole Valley, 14.30 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 3.41 inches; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 4.96 inches; Merle Moore, 2 miles west of Yacolt, 10.89 inches; Dave Campbell, 1 mile west of Heisson, 3.02 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 5.13 inches; Dan Hein, Camas, 6.14 inches; Bill Sobolewski, Livingston Mountain, 6.20 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 3.4 inches; Larry Lebsack, Barberton, 4.92 inches; Bob Mode, Minnehaha, 3.71 inches; Matt Sloan, McLoughlin Heights, 3.53 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield,4.10 inches; and our friend, Roland Dersken from the Vancouver up north with 9.56 inches.

Weather Eye: Windstorm may be on its way to Clark County this afternoon

By Patrick Timm December 11, 2014 6 a.m.

Lots to talk about in the weather department Wednesday afternoon. The Northwest map of Oregon and Washington on the National Weather Service website was lit up like a Christmas tree, with many warnings posted.

Weather Eye: Storms headed our way, though weekend may prove tolerable

By Patrick Timm December 9, 2014 6 a.m.

As we approach mid-December, the weather will be more typical of the season. A large cold low in the Gulf of Alaska will spin one storm after another, with that atmospheric "river" heading our way. Initially, rainfall amounts will be heaviest over Vancouver Island and the Olympics, with many inches of rain in those areas.

Weather Eye: Wet, warmer and possibly windy, with snow levels still high

By Patrick Timm December 7, 2014 6 a.m.

We are back to wet and warm weather as the Pacific conveyor belt is up and rolling along. One weather system after another will be moving toward the West Coast for the next two weeks. Snow levels remain high.

Weather Eye: Cold, east winds retreat as temperatures in 50s loom

By Patrick Timm December 4, 2014 6 a.m.

It almost felt like springtime, at least in my Salmon Creek neighborhood away from the east winds and a high temperature of 48 degrees Wednesday. For those of you in east county and in the Gorge, not so much. My overnight low early Wednesday was 31.5 degrees, probably the last subfreezing temperature for a while.

Weather Eye: Chilly east winds not finished yet

By Patrick Timm December 2, 2014 6 a.m.

Baby, it's cold outside! Lyrics from a seasonal tune and befitting to the beginning of the winter season. Highs Monday remained in the 30s in most areas of the county unless you were away from the influence of those cold easterly winds.

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