Weather Eye Rest of week sunny cooler than average

first_img Luckily for me the forecast was spot on as I mentioned Sunday that the main precipitation belt would remain to our south. If it hadn’t, we could have seen over a foot of snow like the Eugene area. Whew! We dodged a bullet.The west side of Clark County like Hazel Dell, Felida and Salmon Creek got a dusting of one inch or less. East of I-5 didn’t get much at all. A little payback for a couple weeks ago when it was reversed. Enough circulation was present Monday afternoon that snow flurries were still falling around the county.Today should be mostly sunny by afternoon but on the cool side. In fact, all week will remain much cooler than average. We should be having highs in the mid 50s by the time March rolls in on Friday. A large trough of low pressure remains parked off our coast and looking at weather charts yesterday afternoon, it was still “possible” someone gets another flurry of snow tonight through Thursday. If it materializes it would not be much.February will certainly go down as the coldest one in 30 years since the icebox of 1989. Friday, March 1, should unfold in the spirit of a lamb with fair skies. Hopefully that lamb will have a good coat of wool as the temperatures remain far below normal. And, Friday is the first day of the meteorological spring. I can hardly wait.Meanwhile around town, weather watcher Larry Lebsack of the Barberton area reports, “Just to put it on record, I heard the frogs ‘peeping’ last Wednesday night for the first time.” Well, that’s a sure sign that spring can’t be too far around the corner isn’t it?Bundle up and make the rest of the week a good one. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at read more