Weather Eye: April rainfall totals reported; get ready for summerlike days




Patrick Timm

As we get rid of the dismal periods of rain, let’s review some rainfall for April from your friends and neighbors: Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 8.80 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 5.49 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 13.24 inches; Phil Delany, above Dole Valley, 11.30 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 4.39 inches; Dave Campbell, 1 mile west of Heisson, 5.75 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 4.48 inches; Larry Lebsack, Barberton, 5.13 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 5.60 inches; Chuck Houghten, Hockinson Heights, 7.49 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 5.76 inches; Bob Mode, Minnehaha, 4.37 inches; Pete Conrad, Tukes Mountain, 5.12 inches; Murphy Dennis, Rawson Road near Clark County Rifles, 10.39 inches; Tom Dixon, Amboy, 9.24 inches; Bill Sobolewski, Livingston Mountain, 8.87 inches; and our friend, Roland Derksen from the Vancouver up north, with 8.89 inches. The official rainfall for Vancouver was 4.25 inches, less than half of Vancouver, B.C.

With all the moisture around, this morning was expected to start out cloudy or foggy but clearing by noon or so. We will see highs jump into the 70s today through Saturday. We do have one weak weather system to fret about Saturday, but it will just bring some clouds and the day will be a few degrees cooler. Sunday through Tuesday we see highs in the 80s.

Tuesday is looking like perhaps our first 90-degree day this year. Yep, from winter to summer in a matter of days.

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