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HI there! my name is Patrick Timm but my friends call me Pat. I am a freelance writer, author and columnist. I have written a weather column for The Columbian in Vancouver, Washington for nearly 27 years. I have also written articles for Sunset, Oregon Coast and Weatherwise magazines and was a columnist for two years at the South Whidbey Record newspaper on Whidbey Island, Washington

An editor and feature editor on my high school newspaper for three years at Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland, Oregon where I majored in Graphic Arts and Journalism. I studied journalism at Portland State University and received the Eric W. Allen award for journalism from the University of Oregon. Memberships include the Willamette Writers AssociationOregon Colony of Writers, Whidbey Island Writers Association , Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorology Society and Northwest Independent Writers Association.

My latest endeavor is writing the trilogy, ‘Whispers in the Wind’ which I will have a separate page on this site with snippets of that work in progress. I will also share some of my short musings which are a short gathering of words from my imagination for you to ponder. A spattering of this and that, pomp and prose and almost anything else to wonder.

While not writing I enjoy walking and meditating on the beach, hiking, playing with my two little Yorkies, daydreaming and of course weather. I was born and raised in Portland Oregon and now reside in Vancouver USA.

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Feel free to contact me with items of interest or just to chat about the weather, writing and other musings. Take care,  ~Patrick

“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller

18 thoughts on “About”

  1. I should have known! I sent my message to you before I read the above. If I were to covet anything, it would be the gift you have for writing! More dazzling to me than even a fine painting! Truly!


  2. Just for something maybe a bit different for your column, yesterday my husband and I saw a flock of at least 12 robins picking worms in our backyard. They were having a high time with the worms and grubs they scrounged out of the grass. I always read your column and saw your comment today about not really having anything new to say. Hope this helps! By the way, we live in east Vancouver not too far off NE 162nd Ave.
    Sandy Nesvick

  3. I now live in Hawaii, but still enjoy your writing talents online. Keep up the fine work! You’ve been given a great gift!

  4. Hi, Pat. I am Will Hayden’s daughter. Thank you for the tribute you wrote about him 2 years ago.

    I wanted to how many 90 degrees and above days have we had for 2014 and what is the record of such.

    Thanks much!
    Carolyn Hayden Finch

  5. Always enjoy your column in The Columbian. We also attended the Winter Weather Meeting yesterday at OMSI and noticed that, in your review of it this morning, you identified all forecast presenters by name (even two who were not present) except the NWS presenter, Liana Ramirez. Ms. Ramirez made an excellent presentation and surely deserved credit for her efforts along with her male colleagues.

  6. Al Hase, my husband, is a fan. “I took a double take and read your Sunday colume out loud to wife. It was awesome and moving.”

  7. Pat
    I love your column and have read it for years.
    Could you reccomend a decent inside/out thermometer at a reasonable price. I have not had much luck with my Oregon Scientific one and I really like watching the weather. Live on NW 110th way in Felida.
    Keep up the good work.
    Frank B.

  8. Hello Pat

    I’ve often wondered why the Columbian’s daily weather forcasts differ from the local Portland channels. Whether the daily highs or lows vary or the chance of rain it seems those Portland stations come closer most often.

    Thank you Pat

    Terry Smith

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