Randy Mann

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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Looks like a new, cooler ‘La Nina’

October 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

For much of this year, we have been in-between an El Nino and La Nina sea-surface temperature event called “La Nada.” El Nino is the abnormal warming while La Nina is the abnormal cooling of ocean waters in the south-central Pacific Ocean.E...

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Freezing temperatures expected in Coeur d’Alene in October

September 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

I know it’s sounding like a broken record, but the extremes just keep on coming. An unprecedented third Category 4 hurricane hit the U.S. Mainland and territory, Puerto Rico, for the 2017 season. As many of you know, the island was complete...

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Mother Nature leaves a pile of bills

September 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

This extreme weather for 2017 is going to be the costliest in history. The two huge hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, could have a price tag of nearly $300 billion. That's about 25 percent of all the combined natural disasters in the United Stat...

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Western wildfires may set records

September 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

The 2017 fire season in the western U.S. has been described as “the worst in recorded history” by many officials. Smoke has been reported across British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. A...

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Hurricane season expected to become more active

August 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Last week, I was one of the lucky ones (or crazy ones) to experience the “Great American Eclipse.” I must admit, it was an amazing sight to see the moon covering the sun, even it was just for about a minute and 20 seconds. I was up in north...

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Eclipse is here; so is Farmer’s Almanac winter prediction

August 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

After weeks, months and even years of planning for the big event, the day has finally arrived for the much-anticipated solar eclipse. I have met residents from Oregon who live near the regions of “totality” and they told me that traffic is ...

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Here comes the eclipse and some new facts

August 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

About a month ago, I wrote a feature on the upcoming solar eclipse. In what is considered to be a rare event for this eclipse to be viewed across the U.S., many folks are “gearing up” and, in some cases, planning to travel thousands of mile...

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Pattern of ‘extremes’ continues for our region

August 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Inland Northwest continues to endure one extreme weather pattern after another. Many forecasters and scientists are saying this part of the country has been the most “extreme” for 2017 thanks to the cold and wet winter and spring, and n...

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