Weather Eye After our first time at 90 degrees in 2018 marine

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at We managed to squeak out our first 90-degree high temperature of the year Sunday, which occurred after the 5 p.m. statistics were released. Shortly before 6 p.m., it reached that magical number. That’s officially in the hot category by anyone’s measure.The last 90-degree high had been Sept. 11, 2017, with a 91-degree high. Sunday’s high of 90 degrees wasn’t a daily record but close — 91 degrees back in 1973 was the record. As I wrote this column Monday afternoon, it was 88 degrees in Vancouver. Maybe another 90?The good news is, our natural air conditioner, the Pacific Ocean marine air, will turn on today through the end of the week with morning clouds, sunshine in the afternoon and evening, and highs still above average in the 70s.In fact, it appears dry weather will continue right into the upcoming weekend. My prediction of some morning clouds and highs in the 70s for the big parade in Hazel Dell on Saturday still stands. I believe it will be yet another year with no rain on parade day.There will be some instability moving northward and eastward Wednesday, which could bring a sprinkle or two over Clark County as thunderstorms and showers will be along the Cascade crest. In this case, it is always possible for a dissipating shower cloud to wander overhead. No general rains are in the forecast.last_img read more