Randy Mann

Some tips to avoid, or in case of, frostbite

January 09, 2017 at 5:00 am

It has certainly has felt like an “old-fashioned winter” across the Inland Empire this winter season. For much of last week, temperatures dipped to near or below the zero mark as a second big Arctic blast of frigid air moved into the region...

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Idaho snows and solar cycles

January 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

As we begin 2017, the Inland Empire will be experiencing another round of frigid weather as temperatures are expected to drop to near or below the zero mark this week. The winter of 2016-17 may turn out to be one of the coldest in recent me...

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See how you’d like this cold-weather cure

December 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

I got to sit down Thursday with the managing editor of the Coeur d’Alene Press, Mike Patrick, to do our first “live” Facebook telecast. We wanted to thank the many people who watched us talk about the weather. We covered a lot of topics, i...

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New weather satellites to enhance weather forecasting

December 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

Last week was one of the coldest we’ve seen in years. High temperatures only managed to make it into the teens from Wednesday through Saturday. Readings fell below zero early Saturday morning in Coeur d’Alene for the first time since Feb. ...

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Prepare for spurts of rain and snow

December 05, 2016 at 5:00 am

December is here and we’ve finally seen some snow after a relatively mild November. Cliff tells me that our snowless November in Coeur d’Alene has happened only seven times since 1895. However, Spokane International Airport picked up 3.3 in...

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Many 500-year or 1,000-year floods reported this year

November 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm

It’s almost hard to believe, but areas that are currently reporting major drought conditions experienced massive flooding earlier this year. Normally, we see these huge 500-year or 1,000-year flood events less than once per year. For 2016, ...

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Weak La Nina expected to bring more snow than normal

November 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Sea-surface temperatures are very different today than they were a year ago. Scientists say that we have a weak cooler than normal sea-surface temperature event, La Nina, in the south-central Pacific Ocean. Over the past year, there has be...

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White Christmas more than likely in North Idaho

November 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

We’re into the full moon cycle this week and temperatures are expected to get colder across the Inland Empire. There is still the chance for some snow showers in the lower elevations during this full moon cycle that began today and ends on ...

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October will be another month of extremes

October 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s Halloween Monday and the last day of what I would call a very “extreme” month weatherwise across much of the country and the world. On one western side of the country, we’ve had record rains in places while severe drought plagues the s...

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City-by-city outlooks feature snowy winter ahead

October 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

At this time of year, Cliff and I issue our annual city-by-city winter snowfall predictions for Coeur d’Alene and other areas across the Inland Northwest. As mentioned in a previous column, October is often a key month which often provides...

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