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Weather Eye: Sunshine, temps in the 80s this week; keep an ear out for crickets

At this time in 2009, we were in the midst of 100-degree weather with a high of 107 degrees on July 28 in Vancouver. I remember one night it was still 80 degrees outside at midnight. Thank goodness we have had none of that — and hopefully we won’t — this summer.

That pesky jet steam to our north that has been hanging around all summer dipped just far enough Friday night and early Saturday for a few sprinkles, drizzle or light shower, depending on your location.

Forecast models had kept the front rather weak and on the dry side, proving there is never a dull moment in the weather business. Some light showers moved through the coastal beaches Friday night, but Saturday was clear, sunny and warm. The coast has had a good streak of 70-plus degree weather as of late.

The first day of August is Thursday, and most families are in the back-to-school preparation mode already.

Just thinking of September gives me visions of the change of seasons, colorful leaves, hazy sunshine, late harvest in the garden and cooler, crisp nights. Have you heard any crickets yet? I did the other night. As August rolls in, we will hear them loudly on warm nights.

This week will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 80s, maybe an 85 once or twice. We could see some scattered high clouds at times.

Enjoy your week of busy summertime activities, and play in perfect weather while you can.


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