Randy Mann

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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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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