Weather Eye Sun comes out Monday clouds rain roll in for rest

first_img It was a blustery day Saturday in Washington state. Rain was moderate to heavy, and the winds locally were 30 to 40 mph.There was a high wind warning, but as of 5 p.m. Saturday, they hadn’t materialized. Even along the coast it was a run of the mill storm with winds peaking at 45 to 55 mph.It is no surprise that the first week of April has been cool and wet. As of 5 p.m. yesterday, Vancouver had 1.10 inches of rain in the bucket and the average mean temperature was 48.3 degrees, about two degrees below average.Tomorrow things dry out. Some places may see the thermometer reach 70 degrees, a calm spring day, especially welcome after the stormy weekend. Unfortunately, more unsettled weather is in store the rest of the week with periods of rain and somewhat cool weather. There will be bouts of snow in the mountains, including down to the passes. More like a continuation of March rather than April weather.I mentioned the other day that Saturday would be a good storm-watching day at the coast. It took a while to develop, but ocean swells reached about 20 feet. At high tide Saturday afternoon, waves began crashing against the rocky shoreline. Despite the rain and wet sand, the winds were strong enough to blow the loose sand horizontally. It didn’t take long to get sandblasted and soaked.I’m still looking for the stretch of warm, sunny days that we usually enjoy this time of year. Nothing is showing up on my crystal ball, and my aim at the dartboard is disgusting. There will be more clouds and rain for awhile folks. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img