Thursday, December 9, 2021
Dec. 9, 2021

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Weather Eye: Looking forward to warm, dry days later this week


Monday wasn’t too bad; a few widely scattered March showers and some afternoon sunshine to boot! Highs at least warmed a little into the low to mid-50s, which is a start toward warmer weather. However, did you feel the breeze Monday? Despite sunshine it was still chilly.

Today we are in between weather systems so enjoy the dry daylight hours. More rain arrives some time on Wednesday with possible showers lingering into Thursday.

The mountains get another foot of snow above the passes, making our snowpack in great shape. Less snow will fall at and below the passes, in the 5- to 10-inch range. The sun angle is high enough now that travel over the passes during midday should ensure wet pavement rather than snow covered.

We are still looking like a couple dry and warm days Friday and Saturday. Highs will be in the mid-60s; can we see a 70-degree high? Remember don’t get too antsy with placing plants outside. There will still be some frost in the near future most likely.

I checked on the date and nine years ago on March 21 and 22, 2012 we had snow falling in Clark County with a couple inches on the ground in the Vancouver area. More March madness.

In closing let’s catch up and see how much rain fell in February around the area from your friends and neighbors. Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 9.44 inches; Rob Starr, Cougar, 17.84 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 3.48 inches; Larry Lebsack, Barberton, 6.45 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 5.71 inches; Chuck Houghten, Hockinson Heights, 9.67 inches; Judy Weber, Fargher Lake/View area, 3.37 inches; Murphy Dennis, Rawson Road near Clark Rifles, 12.84 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 6.87 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 3.49 inches; Bob Mode, Minnehaha, 5.01 inches; Irv St. Germain, Prune Hill,6.36 inches; Rick Krahn, Camas, 4.25 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 5 inches; and Bill Sobolewski, Livingston Mountain, 7.26 inches. The official rainfall for Vancouver was 3.78 inches, a quarter-inch below average.

Take care and be excited for those warm high temperatures coming up.

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