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Patrick Timm

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Weather Eye: Temperatures in the 70s for the weekend? Maybe

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

The Hazel Dell Parade of Bands takes place May 16 and I can guarantee nice weather and no rain. Okay, it's a little ways out but over the past 35 years or so, only a few drips of moisture have fallen on that event. Mark your calendar.

Weather Eye: It's spring in Clark County, despite what the calendar says

By Patrick Timm March 3, 2015 6 a.m.

We are back in our familiar weather pattern, with strong high pressure offshore. This translates into dry and mild weather for us. Overnight lows Monday night were expected to dip below freezing in the outlying areas and around the frost point in Vancouver. We will have another freeze tonight into Wednesday morning.

Weather Eye: Stop us if you've heard this one before: dry, with sunny skies

By Patrick Timm March 1, 2015 6 a.m.

All you have to do is look out the window today or venture out for a pleasant walk to notice that March arrived as a lamb weather-wise. What a beautiful weekend. Are we living right, or what?

Weather Eye: Rain will give way to a sunny weekend before making a return

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

Finally, the weather feels a little more like February. The first 'real' rain fell Wednesday after two weeks of dry weather. Not much, but a start in the right direction. Snow was falling at Timberline and Meadows on Mount Hood but there was still just a rain or rain/snow mix at Government Camp.

Weather Eye: Get ready for transition to cooler, wetter weather in our area

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

The weather just doesn't get any better than we had Monday. So many folks wearing shorts and sandals and eating their lunch outside — in February! But alas all good things must come to an end, weather-wise that is.

Weather Eye: February wrapping up dry, but another freeze is on the way

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

Another sunny day Saturday with highs again reaching the 60-degree mark. Hard to believe we had such a warm and relatively dry winter.

Weather Eye: Cloudy day may be intermission in week of sunny weather

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

What was up with those clouds and chilly temperatures Wednesday? Actually, it was rather normal for this time of the year. We were spoiled with all the springlike weather of late.

Weather Eye: We'd be happy to take some of that snow from the East Coast

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

Many high-temperature records are being set not only locally but all over the Northwest. Seattle is having its warmest winter since records were kept at Sea-Tac in 1945. Even if cooler temperatures prevailed the rest of month, they still would probably achieve that record.

Weather Eye: Looking back at January rainfall totals, ahead to warm, dry week

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

OK, as promised, some rainfall from January: Murphy Dennis, near Clark County Rifles, 6.81 inches; Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 7.98 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 4.31 inches; Irv St. Germain, Prune Hill, 3.91 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 12.66 inches; Phil Delany, Dole Valley, 9.10 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 3.35 inches; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 3.98 inches; Merle Moore, 2 miles west of Yacolt, 8.45 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 3.98 inches; Dan Hein, Camas, 4.63 inches; Bill Sobolewski, Livingston Mountain, 4.43 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 5.80 inches; Larry Lebsack, Barberton, 3.63 inches; Bob Mode, Minnehaha, 2.42 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 4.30 inches; Gary Collins, Brush Prairie, 4.58 inches. I measured 2.76 inches here in Salmon Creek.

Weather Eye: Expect warm temperatures, scant rain as high pressure dominates

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

Although clouds increased during the day Wednesday, it was still warm and pleasant — by February standards anyway. Afternoon temperatures were in the mid- to upper 50s; if we would have had sunshine, it would have been 60 degrees or higher.

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