Randy Mann

Fresh water is a precious resource for people in many parts of the world

January 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Not much snow has fallen across the Coeur d’Alene area over the last week. Since last Sunday, only 0.3 inches of the white stuff was measured at Cliff’s station. For the season, as of early Sunday, there has been a total of 48.6 inches of s...

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Weather extremes are off to a fast start for 2018

January 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Our last big storm across the Coeur d’Alene area late last week created a slushy mess in many spots. At Cliff’s station, nearly 6 inches of snow fell from that system, bringing our seasonal total to 48.3 inches. The normal for an entire sea...

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Weather and climate disasters mar 2017

January 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been updating the weather and climate disasters for 2017. As of mid-December, there were 16 major events that had losses of $1 billion or more across the United States. Since 1980, the...

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Will La Nina bring us a lot of snow this season?

December 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

The weather pattern in early December over the western states has “not been typical” of a La Nina event. As mentioned in previous columns, La Nina is the abnormal cooling of sea-surface temperatures along the Equatorial regions.Cliff tells ...

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White Christmas? Maybe! Deep snow? Maybe not!

December 04, 2017 at 5:00 am

We’re now into the final month of 2017 and many folks have asked, “Are we going to see a White Christmas this year?”Well, based on the current weather patterns and the fact that we have a weak, cooler than normal sea-surface temperature eve...

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The polar vortex may hamper holiday travel

November 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Our first measurable snowfall arrived during our “full moon” cycle that began in early November. Many locations in the lower elevations reported about 6 inches of the white stuff. At Cliff’s station, he measured 8.8 inches compared to a Nov...

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The big weather change is here

November 06, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Our big weather change arrived on schedule last week as rain and snow moved across our region. Our first measurable snowfall for the season happened last Friday, Nov. 3. As of early Sunday afternoon, Cliff has measured over 7 inches of snow...

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Big weather changes coming with return to Standard Time

October 30, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Tomorrow is Halloween, and the weather will be good for the area “trick-or-treaters.” A big ridge of high pressure will keep our area dry and mild before conditions change in the next 2-3 days.Our “full moon” cycle change starting late this...

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From fire to snow across parts of the North Country

October 16, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Our mid-October pattern change has arrived across the Inland Northwest. Temperatures last week dropped to below normal levels along with rain and even a mix of snow in the lower elevations. Not very typical of mid-October.Last Friday, Oct. ...

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Trick or treat: Chilly and windy weather is here

October 09, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the month of October upon us, I’m getting many comments about the “change in the air.” My friend Julie said that, “it’s here,” referring to the recent chilly mornings. Ron, another good friend, was enjoying the 50-degree weather.In add...

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