Randy Mann

OK, let’s talk about climate change

August 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Over the last several weeks, I’ve been writing about the disastrous wildfire situation going on across the western U.S. and the rest of the world. Last week’s article reported that “decades of fire suppression and historic logging patterns ...

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Another big fire season across the northern hemisphere in 2018

August 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

The big weather news across much of the country — and even the world — has been the destructive wildfires erupting across the West, and in Europe as well. Within the last week alone, many new blazes have begun in the western U.S., especiall...

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A tale of two coasts: Heat in the west and floods in the east

July 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Heat in the West and floods in the East

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Our planet has seen a lot of near misses from space rocks

July 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

We’ve seen some of the hottest weather of the summer season in Coeur d’Alene. On Tuesday, July 17, Cliff measured a high of 96 degrees. It wasn’t a record, which was 102 degrees in 1918. More very warm to hot weather is expected into early ...

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Water is becoming more of a precious commodity

July 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here in Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding area, water is rather plentiful. There have a recent number of years where precipitation totals have been above normal. Last year, Cliff measured 39.41 inches of rain and melted snow, compared to a ...

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A hot and drier-than-normal July expected across the Northwest

July 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Coeur d’Alene reached its first 90-degree day of the 2018 season. The thermometer hit 90 degrees on July 5 at 3:05 p.m. But temperatures continued to go up from there, as the high for the day was a toasty 92 degrees. Two days earlier, on Ju...

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The heat is on in the central portions of the country

July 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Summer heat has been blasting the central portions of the country. Temperatures in the 90s to near 100 degrees have been reported from Texas to Wisconsin as excessive heat warnings were issued across much of the central U.S. Heat index valu...

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NASA’s new satellites providing more data

June 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

In November of 2017, NASA launched its newest polar orbital JPSS-1 weather satellite, which has been renamed NOAA-20. Since that time, the satellite has been declared fully operational by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....

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Here comes the first day of summer and hot temperatures

June 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

The first day of summer will arrive at 3:07 a.m. on Thursday. On that day, the sun’s angle in the sky is the highest and the Northern Hemisphere will experience the most daylight hours. The exact number of hours and minutes will have some s...

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Could volcanic activity be increasing?

June 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Since early May, volcanic eruptions have been making headlines across the globe. In early May, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted more extensively, resulting in the destruction of over 600 homes. This disaster may be the most costly and destr...

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