Randy Mann

Tis the season for ... thunderstorms

April 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Last Monday, April 10, was another example of our extreme weather pattern across the Inland Empire. During the early morning hours, Cliff measured 3.3 inches of snow in northwest Coeur d’Alene, taking our seasonal snowfall total to 115.4 in...

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Could we see a ‘monster’ El Nino later this year?

April 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was another day of record-breaking moisture across North Idaho last Friday. A Pacific storm system brought more showers and even a few thunderstorms which added another .71 inches of rain to Coeur d’Alene’s big seasonal total. Friday’s r...

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It’s been very extreme across the Inland Empire

April 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s been amazing to see all the water across North Idaho and other parts of the Inland Northwest. People have been coming up to see and saying that they “have never seen anything like this.” Conditions in this part of the world have been v...

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Talkin’ Lake Coeur d’Alene, and area flooding

March 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

The moisture just keeps piling up here in the Inland Northwest. Since the beginning of October 2016, Cliff has measured 31.75 inches of rain and melted snow through early Sunday. This is another all-time record for Coeur d’Alene. We have so...

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Still lots of snow in North Idaho mountains

March 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

At 3:28 a.m. this morning, spring arrived as we say so long to one of the toughest winters in recent memory. No one will argue that it’s been cold, wet and snowy. We’ve had two months with record-breaking precipitation, October of 2016 and ...

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A few degrees colder could have meant more record snows

March 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Next Monday, March 20, at 3:28 a.m., the astronomical spring begins. After a very chilly start to March, temperatures are finally warming into the 50s in Coeur d’Alene and surrounding areas. The last time it was 50 degrees was on Nov. 26, 2...

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Our ‘meteorological winter’ wasn’t the coldest

March 06, 2017 at 2:39 pm

While most of us observe the spring season later this month, the “meteorological winter” season ended on Feb. 28. March 20 is the beginning of the astronomical spring, or the Vernal Equinox. This is based on the position of the Earth relati...

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Could we see a new El Nino later this year?

February 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

For many years, we’ve been talking about the fluctuation of sea-surface temperatures and their influence over global weather patterns. In early 2016, we were coming out of one of the strongest El Ninos, the abnormal warming of sea-surface t...

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Historical flooding across North Idaho and the Inland Empire

February 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

We’re now at a time of year when flooding is a concern across the Inland Northwest. On Friday, Feb. 10, ice jams along the St. Joe River at Calder quickly caused the river to rise 17 feet above normal to 17.04 feet. The flood stage is at 13...

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A look at global temperatures to 2040 — part 2

February 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Last week, I covered Part 1 of our long-term predictions to 2040. Thank you for your emails and comments. If you want to see the full article and chart, it’s available at www.LongRangeWeather.com. Here’s Part 2.As stated last week, we, Clim...

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