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Weather Eye: Tuesday highs might reach 90; signs of autumn already here

In the wee morning hours yesterday, a few light showers fell around the county. However, officially, Vancouver only recorded a trace. I don’t see another chance for sprinkles or light rain unless the decaying weather system Wednesday night holds together. If not, no rain in sight.

Highs will inch upward today toward 80 degrees and remain in the 80s all of this week. Tuesday looks like the warmest, with highs in the upper 80s to near 90. Perhaps Tuesday we will raise our tally of 90-degree days from six to seven for the season.

August is usually a warm month, but so far we have had seven days with highs only in the 70s. That might repeat today. Most lows this month have been in the upper 50s and low 60s. Mild nights.

The full Sturgeon moon was awesome this week if you had a chance to see it. The Perseid meteor showers were great, too, despite some cloudiness here and there.

I’m getting emails about the signs of autumn showing up. Many say the leaves are falling early and trees are showing some color. I do think our dryness attributes to that somewhat. We are losing about three minutes of daylight a day now. It’s all downhill into autumn. Nothing exciting weather-wise for the remaining days of August.

July rainfall was generally between .40 of an inch to .75 of an inch in most communities of the county. However, officially, Vancouver had just under one inch at .98 of an inch. I had two reports of over one inch. Jim Knoll of Five Corners had 1.19 inches and Rob Star of Cougar, 1.26 inches.


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