Monday, August 15, 2022
Aug. 15, 2022

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Weather Eye: Vancouver gets hot, but at least it’s not a record


It was hot Saturday as we recorded our first 90-degree day, with a high as of 5 p.m. in Vancouver of 93 degrees. Today we’ll move upward to 100 degrees, or close to it. But we’ll set no records today; they were made last June in that dreadful heat wave we had.

The east winds were sure blowing strong Saturday, enough to whip your hat off for sure. That east wind made its way clear to the coast, and depending which communities experienced it, the thermometer soared.

Our high Saturday was topped by Tillamook with 96 degrees. Astoria reached 86 degrees, and the Long Beach Peninsula had temperatures along the beaches from the low 80s early in the day to the low 70s in the afternoon as their winds switched around from the north.

This heat wave will continue into Monday, with another 90-degree high temperature locally. Cooler sea breezes will blow our way Tuesday, and highs will drop to more seasonal levels. A strong marine push will be at the beaches, and we might get morning clouds Tuesday, with even some measurable drizzle.

Looking ahead to the long holiday and the Fourth, we’ll likely see highs of 75 to 80, with fair weather. Some models show drizzle or light showers, but that is light-years away, so we’ll chat about it on Tuesday.

OK, before we depart, let’s review May rainfall before June gets away from us: Rob Starr, Cougar, 11.73 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 5.54 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lakeshore, 4.75 inches; Chuck Houghten, Hockinson Heights, 7.36 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 5.22 inches; Bob Mode, Minnehaha, 3.53 inches; Irv St. Germain, Prune Hill, 5.04 inches; Dick Lenahan, Meadow Glade, 4.32 inches; Wiley Lusk, Erickson Farms in Felida, 4.47 inches; John Butler, east Vancouver, 5.00 inches; and Dave Campbell, 1 mile west of Heisson, 5.82 inches. Our friend Roland Derksen in Vancouver, B.C., recorded 5.20 inches.

The official rainfall for Vancouver was 4.06 inches — 1.55 inches above average.

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