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

Weather Eye: Welcome to the Pacific Northwest rainy season

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

October 24, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The fall weather is off to a wet start, with 2.5 inches in the bucket here in Vancouver as of early Saturday afternoon. Plenty more will fall today and every day this week. It will feel stormy today, with gusty south winds 30 to 40 mph and scattered thunderstorms possible. Read story

A pedestrian carries an umbrella while crossing a street at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Showers drifted across the drought-stricken and fire-scarred landscape of Northern California on Wednesday, trailed by a series of progressively stronger storms that are expected to bring significant rain and snow into next week, forecasters said.

Rain in California won’t be enough to ease severe drought

A pedestrian carries an umbrella while crossing a street at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Showers drifted across the drought-stricken and fire-scarred landscape of Northern California on Wednesday, trailed by a series of progressively stronger storms that are expected to bring significant rain and snow into next week, forecasters said.

October 22, 2021, 8:22am Nation & World

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Moderate to heavy rain fell across Northern California on Friday, heading into a weekend expected bring increasingly stormy weather to the drought-stricken state while also raising concerns about flash flooding in vast areas scorched by wildfires. Read story

NASA launches tool that measures Western water loss

October 22, 2021, 8:22am Nation & World

DENVER (AP) — NASA on Thursday launched an online platform with information on how much water evaporates into the atmosphere from plants, soils and other surfaces in the U.S. West, data it says could help water managers, farmers and state officials better manage resources in the parched region. Read story

FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 file photo shows the Pineview Reservoir, a popular recreation spot in Ogden Valley, at a quarter full. Expect a drier, warmer winter down south and a wetter winter up north, the National Weather Service said Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.

Forecasters predict warmer winter for two-thirds of U.S.

FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 file photo shows the Pineview Reservoir, a popular recreation spot in Ogden Valley, at a quarter full. Expect a drier, warmer winter down south and a wetter winter up north, the National Weather Service said Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.

October 21, 2021, 1:58pm Nation & World

NEW YORK — Expect a drier, warmer winter down south and a wetter winter up north, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday. Read story

A pedestrian carries an umbrella while crossing a street at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Showers drifted across the drought-stricken and fire-scarred landscape of Northern California on Wednesday, trailed by a series of progressively stronger storms that are expected to bring significant rain and snow into next week, forecasters said.

It will take more than rain to end drought in Western U.S.

A pedestrian carries an umbrella while crossing a street at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Showers drifted across the drought-stricken and fire-scarred landscape of Northern California on Wednesday, trailed by a series of progressively stronger storms that are expected to bring significant rain and snow into next week, forecasters said.

October 21, 2021, 12:03pm Nation & World

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians rejoiced this week when big drops of water started falling from the sky for the first time in any measurable way since the spring, an annual soaking that heralds the start of the rainy season following some of the hottest and driest months on record. Read story

A woman walks on the promenade at the Baltic Sea in Travemuende, northern Germany, Thursday, Oct.21, 2021. Northern Germany was hit by storm and heavy rain falls.

Strong winds cause damage, disruptions in western Europe

A woman walks on the promenade at the Baltic Sea in Travemuende, northern Germany, Thursday, Oct.21, 2021. Northern Germany was hit by storm and heavy rain falls.

October 21, 2021, 8:59am Nation & World

PARIS — A powerful autumn storm, named Aurore, blasted parts of western Europe on Thursday, knocking out power to a quarter of a million French homes and damaging buildings in at least four countries. Read story

A ‘bomb cyclone’ of rain, wind headed close to Seattle

October 21, 2021, 7:40am Northwest

SEATTLE — An especially strong jet stream over the Pacific Ocean is spinning off a series of five or six weather systems, including a massive “bomb cyclone” that is expected to arrive in the Seattle area on Friday. Read story

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

Weather Eye: Rain or showers every day through end of October

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

October 21, 2021, 6:09am Clark County News

Things are turning around. It appears, as both computer forecast models and visual satellite photos show, that intense storminess is developing in the Gulf of Alaska and southward out to our west. This will be the start of the weather machine this fall, and we are slated to get rain… Read story

This photograph provided by India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF personnel rescuing civilians stranded following heavy rains at Chhara village near Nainital, Uttarakhand, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Nainital remained cut off from the rest of the state as roads leading to it were either blocked by landslides or washed away.

46 dead after heavy rains, landslides in northern India

This photograph provided by India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF personnel rescuing civilians stranded following heavy rains at Chhara village near Nainital, Uttarakhand, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Nainital remained cut off from the rest of the state as roads leading to it were either blocked by landslides or washed away.

October 20, 2021, 8:29am Nation & World

LUCKNOW, India — At least 46 people have died and several are missing after floods triggered by heavy rains hit the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Wednesday. Read story

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, a herd of adult and baby elephants walks in the dawn light as the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, sits topped with snow in the background, seen from Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya. Africa's rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warned Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer from it most.

Climate report: Africa’s rare glaciers to disappear in next 20 years

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, a herd of adult and baby elephants walks in the dawn light as the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, sits topped with snow in the background, seen from Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya. Africa's rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warned Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer from it most.

October 20, 2021, 6:00am Nation & World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Africa’s rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warned Tuesday amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer from it most. Read story