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Weather Eye: Week ahead looks wet in the lowlands, white on the mountains

December 10, 2019, 6:00am Latest News

It appears the tide has changed and is no longer going out as our wet weather season is incoming. Some light rain today, increasing rain tomorrow and Thursday, and showery… Read story

Weather Eye: Amid air stagnation advisory, forecast sees cracking of inversion

December 8, 2019, 6:00am Latest News

Let’s face it, Saturday was a gloomy day. Light rain at times, low clouds, cool temperatures: plain yucky. We deserve better, don’t you think? It’s OK to complain about the… Read story

As Arctic cold front blasts east, sharp temperature drop forecast from Midwest to East Coast

December 9, 2019, 10:40am Nation & World

An Arctic cold front is crashing east, bringing falling temperatures and below-zero lows to parts of the Northern Tier and Upper Midwest. It’s the first in a pair of abrasive cold pockets that will target the Northern Plains and Great Lakes, keeping places like Minneapolis in the ice box for much of mid-December. Read story

Weather Eye: 29 years and still lots of weather to write about

December 5, 2019, 6:00am Latest News

This week is a milestone for me as it is my 29th year writing this weather column in The Columbian. My first Weather Eye column appeared on Dec. 3, 1990. Boy, there has certainly been a lot of weather to talk about over those years and a deluge of water in the rain gauge, over 100 feet to be exact here in Vancouver. Read story

Authorities ban outdoor burning, use of fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves through 5 p.m. Friday

December 4, 2019, 11:21am Latest News

Smoke from wood burning has prompted authorities to prohibit use of fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves and inserts and ban outdoor burning in Clark County until 5 p.m. Friday. Read story

Climate simulations are mostly accurate, study finds

December 4, 2019, 10:02am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The computer models used to simulate what heat-trapping gases will do to global temperatures have been pretty spot-on in their predictions, a new study found. Read story

The Northeast starts to dig out after snowstorm

December 3, 2019, 10:32am Nation & World

After nearly two days of constant snow in some Northeast cities, the first big snowstorm of the winter is drawing to a close. For many in central and western New England, it dropped close to 2 feet of snow, while a few places saw even more. Read story

Weather Eye: After Saturday’s brief snow, typical midautumn weather systems return

December 3, 2019, 6:00am Latest News

After that brief brush with winter weather over the weekend, we have settled back more like a midautumn weather pattern. We enjoy a pleasant day today then clouds increase as a weak weather system slides by to our north. Sound familiar? Read story

Scientists race to document Puerto Rico’s coastal heritage

December 2, 2019, 7:03pm Nation & World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being discovered. Read story

One dead, thousands displaced in Philippines as storm nears

December 2, 2019, 10:20am Nation & World

At least one person has died in the Philippines and tens of thousands have been evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri moved closer to the main Luzon island. Read story