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Weather Eye: Heavy rain this week could make up for part of November dry spell

December 17, 2019, 5:58am Clark County News

Today is the calm before the storm. Heavy rain is developing and, depending on where the main band of precipitation ends up, it is going to be a deluge. We could make up for part or most of November’s dry spell in a couple days if we get 3 to 5 inches of rain in Clark County. Read story

Severe storms leave 3 dead across Deep South

December 16, 2019, 9:57am Nation & World

Three people are confirmed dead and a dozen more injured as a powerful storm front packing suspected tornadoes smashed into buildings, downed trees and left a trail of destruction around the Deep South on Monday, authorities said. Read story

5 killed in weather-related crashes in Missouri, Kansas

December 16, 2019, 9:51am Nation & World

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — At least nine people have died in weather-related crashes in several Midwestern states amid a storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow in places, forced schools to close and snarled traffic, authorities said. Read story

Weather Eye: December has already had more rain than in all of November

December 15, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Before time slips away, let’s review rainfall from November while we are at it. Read story

Weather Eye: Don’t let a lack of lowland snow dampen your spirits this season

December 12, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

One of my favorite winter and holiday songs is “Winter Wonderland.” Well, I certainly cannot produce, no matter how hard I try, a white forecast here in the lowlands — even by the time Christmas arrives. Read story

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

December 10, 2019, 6:00am Clark County 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 and cool Friday and the weekend. Snow levels drop Wednesday and give the ski areas some much need refreshing. 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: Amid air stagnation advisory, forecast sees cracking of inversion

December 8, 2019, 6:00am Clark County 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 weather; most folks do when it isn’t to their liking. Read story

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

December 5, 2019, 6:00am Clark County 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 Clark County 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