Randy Mann

Sunspot activity is getting lower

May 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

We’re going to see the return of springlike weather as there will be lots of sunshine and temperatures warming to around the 80-degree mark through Tuesday. Then, we’ll have the return of occasional showers and thunderstorms across the regi...

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Tornado season currently below average in central U.S.

May 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

May is the month when we often see the most tornadoes across the U.S. As of late last week, there have been about 33 confirmed sightings around the country. The average for this month is 276 with the majority occurring in Texas (43), Oklaho...

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Reviewing 7 soggy, snowy months in North Idaho

May 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

After so many days of rain, snow and chilly weather over the past seven months, we finally got a good taste of summer last Thursday as temperatures soared into the 80s across the Inland Empire. Coeur d’Alene had a high of 83 degrees. That w...

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Bloomsday and its wild weather extremes

May 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

Last week was another one of those chilly and wet weeks across the region. April was close to another record-breaker as about 4.25 inches fell as of early Sunday morning. The record is 4.43 inches set back in 1937. Coeur d’Alene’s precipita...

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Will this be a tough fire season for the U.S.?

April 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

For the first time in recorded history, Coeur d’Alene’s moisture total has exceeded 20 inches before the end of April. The normal year to date is just over 9 inches and our seasonal average is 26.77 inches. Cliff and I are predicting about ...

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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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