Randy Mann

Undersea volcanoes may be erupting

August 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

We received some much-needed showers last weekend as Cliff measured .77 inches of rain from Friday through late last Sunday. We have a chance of more rainfall late in the month, near the “new moon” on Aug. 30, but likely remain below our mo...

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Fires and first freezes

August 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last week was the hottest week of the summer season in Coeur d’Alene and the rest of the Inland Empire. Highs reached the mid 90s last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before much cooler air arrived over the weekend as readings were about 25...

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Wildfires have moved farther to the north this summer season

July 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Compared to the last two hot and dry summers, 2018 and 2017, this one has been pretty nice. There have been only three 90-degree days in Coeur d’Alene thus far during the summer of 2019. The first one occurred on June 13 with a high of 90 d...

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‘Extreme’ June? Not so much in North Idaho

July 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

June was another month of “extremes” across the globe. However, here in North Idaho, conditions overall were close to normal. Last month, our average high was 75 degrees with an average low of 52. So far, we’ve had just one 90-degree day, w...

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Midwest Floods And World Droughts

June 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

After a dry and warm spell across North Idaho, rain and cooler temperatures returned to the region late last week. As of the weekend, Cliff has measured about an inch-and-a-third of rain for the month of June. The average precipitation for ...

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An early taste of summer across the inland northwest

June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Summer arrived early as record-breaking heat moved across the Far West last week. Cliff measured our first 90-degree day on Thursday, June 13. That was only 1 degree short of the record of 91 degrees set back in 1918.The rare early June hea...

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The heat index and wildfire forecast

June 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Next Friday morning, June 21, the official start of summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere. However, we’ve already seen very hot temperatures across parts of the country, especially in the Southeast where highs recently topped the 100-deg...

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A rough spring for the central U.S.

June 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Weather conditions for 2019 have already been “extreme” across North Idaho and the rest of the world. We had the record snows in February and the driest first half of May in history before the soaking rains moved into the area late last mon...

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El Nino is showing signs of weakening

May 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s certainly been another month of weather extremes across the country. Massive storms have been moving from the Far West into the nation’s midsection bringing severe weather that includes tornado outbreaks, hail, heavy rainfall and wides...

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Storm system dislodges dry weather pattern

May 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

The first two weeks of May in Coeur d’Alene were the driest since records were kept beginning in 1895. There was not a drop of rain during the first 14 days of the month, but 0.05 inches fell on the 15th. Then, our weather pattern changed a...

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