Randy Mann

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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Looking ahead at global temperatures to 2040

February 06, 2017 at 5:00 am

After receiving numerous emails and questions, we finally decided to update our long-term chart and associated article about climate change. Here is Part 1 of the column.•••Until late 2006, global temperatures were more than a degree Fahren...

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El Nino could be sneaking up on La Nina

January 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Inland Empire has seen a different weather pattern over the last several weeks. There has been a little snow, but many of the days have generally been partly to mostly cloudy with areas of freezing fog. Temper-atures have been close to ...

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The worst of our winter appears to be over

January 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

We got our “January Thaw” last week as temperatures finally warmed up to above normal levels. High temperatures climbed into the upper 30s and low 40s across the region, making it feel almost balmy. Prior to the milder weather, Cliff told m...

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Here’s exactly how cold it’s been around here lately

January 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

The last three months of 2016 were certainly “extreme” across Coeur d’Alene and the rest of the Inland Northwest. October was the second-wettest month in recorded history with a whopping 8.88 inches of rain. The October normal is only 2.22 ...

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