By Patrick Timm December 5, 2013 6 a.m.
It took its time coming but when it did, wow! Wednesday was cold, very cold indeed. Vancouver dipped to 19 degrees, breaking the record of 21 degrees set in 1919. As the clock struck midnight Tuesday, Vancouver had already dropped to 22 degrees, tying the record of 22 degrees in 1919. It is possible at the time of my writing that by midnight Wednesday it dropped below 19 degrees, setting the record low lower. Unlikely, but maybe, since we were at a lower temperature at sunset than on Tuesday.
By Matt Volz, Associated Press December 4, 2013 9:56 a.m.
HELENA, Mont. — A wintry storm pushing through the Rockies and Midwest is bringing bitterly cold temperatures and treacherous driving conditions blamed in at least six deaths as it threatens crops as far south as California.
By Patrick Timm December 3, 2013 6 a.m.
Most residents saw a wintry mix falling from the skies Monday as cold air from Canada made its way southward. Snow that fell at elevations of 800 feet and above stuck for a while. The lower elevations saw a mix of rain and snow and ice pellets. I received several reports of large, fluffy flakes falling in the lower foothills of Clark County.
December 1, 2013 6 a.m.
I hope everyone survived Thanksgiving without heartburn or feelings of being stuffed. Difficult to do with all of the holiday food trimmings. I won't say how many pieces of pumpkin pie I had.