Randy Mann

The driest and wettest places across the globe

July 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

With all the extremes going on across our planet, I do get questions from time-to-time about the wettest and driest places.For the wettest spot in the world, Cherrapunji, located in the Khasi Hills of Assam in northeastern India, holds the ...

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July’s been dry, but weather should ‘flip’ in fall

July 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Prior to the showers that arrived on Saturday, July 15, Coeur d’Alene had the driest first 14 days of July in history. Cliff tells me that there were 27 other years with no measurable moisture to that date, but there were at least traces in...

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Earthquakes in the Northwest are more frequent

July 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

A rare 5.8 earthquake struck Montana around 12:30 a.m. MDT early Thursday morning. I chatted with many people and the sound sleepers didn’t feel anything. But, many felt the quake as far west as Spokane. My bed shook quite a bit during this...

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A spectacular solar eclipse is coming

July 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

Recently, I have received many questions about the upcoming solar eclipse that is coming in less than 2 months. On the morning of Aug. 21, the moon will move directly between the sun and the Earth and pass perfectly across the continental U...

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Heating up early in the West, Southwest

June 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Our weather here across the Inland Northwest has literally been the envy of those living in California, the Desert Southwest and the Southeast last week. While temperatures in Coeur d’Alene and surrounding regions have been in the pleasant ...

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El Nino may not come together later this year

June 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Many forecasters were calling for the formation of a new “El Nino” later this summer or fall. El Nino is the abnormal warming of sea-surface temperatures along the Equatorial region in the south-central Pacific Ocean.During El Nino years, o...

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Lightning — facts and figures, odds of being hit

June 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

We’re now near the end of the spring season and many areas have already seen more thunderstorms in 2017 than at the same time in 2016.Some folks have asked about the makeup of these severe storms. Lightning is simply a discharge of electric...

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The effects of our full moon

June 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Weather patterns across the Inland Northwest flipped to the hotter and drier side late last month. On May 30, Coeur d’Alene and other stations reported their first 90-degree day of the season. The last time it was 90 degrees in this part of...

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Normal hurricane season expected in Atlantic, Caribbean

May 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

May was the fourth month in a row with above normal precipitation in Coeur d’Alene. But, the final total for this month will end up at 2.89 inches, very close to the normal of 2.37 inches.With warmer waters across the eastern Pacific Ocean,...

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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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