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Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage in Florida Panhandle

May 7, 2020, 8:56am Nation & World

MILTON, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in the Florida Panhandle have been battling wildfires that forced some 1,600 people to evacuate from their homes, and a stretch of Interstate 10 remained closed in both directions Thursday afternoon due to smoke, authorities said. Read story

Weather Eye: 80-degree days are nigh; pleasant Mother’s Day ahead

May 7, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Our brief interlude with typical spring weather moved through overnight into Wednesday morning but rainfall amounts were on the light side; about a tenth of an inch here in the city. Read story

Weather Eye: May forecast to be warmer than average, rain chances mixed

May 5, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

We managed to squeak out another 70-degree day Monday before the clouds and sprinkles moved in. The first couple of days this month were cool with all the rain, which leaves us about three degrees below average for the month. Read story

Weather Eye: Take good care as we await those less-cloudy days

May 3, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Clouds were persistent Saturday with occasional light rain falling. As I wrote this column however, clearing skies were approaching the coast where it was partly sunny. Behind Saturday’s weather system we will see some scattered showers today and perhaps a thunderstorm. Read story

Weather Eye: April to end on nice note; rainy weekend ahead

April 30, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

So, what does this last day of April bring us? The tail end of Wednesday’s weak weather system could have dropped a little moisture early here and there but skies will break up by afternoon and we enjoy another nice day. Temperatures will be closer to normal, about 64 degrees, so don’t get too comfortable or spoiled with all this 70-degree weather of late. Read story

Battered by floods, U.S. river communities try new remedies

April 29, 2020, 9:07am Nation & World

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — Hollywood Beach Road was once such prime real estate that the neighborhood had its own airstrip, enabling well-heeled residents to zip back and forth between homes in nearby St. Louis and weekend cottages on the Meramec River in suburban Arnold, Missouri. Read story

Weather Eye: Our mild, damp weather to continue into the weekend

April 28, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Another shot of light rain took place overnight Sunday into early Monday. Rainfall amounts were not that impressive once again. This week our weather will be rather mundane, not in the fast lane or the slow lane, rather just down the middle of the road. Which is fine given our society’s current condition. We don’t need extremes in our weather right now. Read story

Weather Eye: April will try to provide some showers as it leaves

April 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

They say that in each life a little bit of rain must fall. It certainly did that Saturday morning but sunshine broke through the clouds and temperatures soared toward the 70-degree mark. Not too shabby I'd say. Read story

At least 7 dead as storms hit Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana

April 23, 2020, 9:21am Nation & World

MADILL, Okla. (AP) — Severe weather blew through the South on Thursday after killing at least seven people in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, including a worker at a factory hit by an apparent tornado, a man whose car was blown off the road and a man who went outside to grab a trash can and was swept away in a flood. Read story

Weather Eye: More rainy weather is heading our way over the weekend

April 23, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The light rain moved in around 6 a.m. Wednesday and fell intermittently most of the day. Lots of clouds. As of 4 p.m. Vancouver had reported about a quarter-inch of rainfall with a few showers expected overnight. Read story