Thursday, October 21, 2021
Oct. 21, 2021

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Weather Eye: May the blessings of Thanksgiving fall on you like the weather


As promised, here are some rainfall totalsĀ from October, reported by your friends and neighbors:

Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 9.61 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 4.24 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 3.49 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 15.45 inches.

Phil Delany, Dole Valley, 9.80 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lakeshore, 3.45 inches; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 4.53 inches; Tyler Mode from his Minnehaha station, 3.11 inches.

Larry Lebsack, Barberton area, 4.30 inches; Tom Dixon, Amboy 7.74 inches; Chuck Houghten, Hockinson Heights, 6.84 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 3.50 inches; Bill Sobolewski, Livingston Mountain, 7.77 inches.

Murphy Dennis, near Rawson Road near Clark Rifles, 7.80 inches; Merle Moore, Yacolt, 6.21 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 4.32 inches; Gary Collins, Brush Prairie, 5.51 inches; and Roland Derksen, Vancouver, B.C., 4.91 inches.

And my annual poem for Thanksgiving:

I look up and give thanks for the rain, hail, and snows;
to fulfill our needs as only our creator knows.
We complain about the heat, the cold, and the rain;
but we’re given a variety to keep us sane.

The dark clouds may come, but a rainbow will appear,
to comfort and tell us our creator is near.
Seasons symbolize a beginning, growth, and death.
But the wind keeps on blowing and never runs out of breath.

We have acquired the knowledge of the sky,
and will keep on learning, that’s no lie.
As a shower that moves through and off to the east,
this I would like to say at least:
“Have a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful feast.”


Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at