Randy Mann

It was a cold meteorological winter for the U.S.

March 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

We’re at the end of March and 2019 has already seen its share of weather extremes across the country and the rest of the world. Here in North Idaho, we had the snowiest February in recorded history at Cliff’s station in Coeur d’Alene. The f...

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Spring will be here in the nick of time

March 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Let me guess: You’re ready for spring.Our last six-week lunar weather cycle, which began Feb. 3, is finally coming to an end. It’s been a doozy.Since the beginning of last month, Cliff has measured over 65 inches of snow at his station, an ...

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Heavy February snows may lead to some flooding

March 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Snowfall records just keep falling in Coeur d’Alene and the rest of the Inland Empire. Since Feb. 3, Cliff has measured nearly 60 inches of snow. It’s amazing that we’ve picked up nearly our entire seasonal snowfall average of 69.8 inches s...

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It was a February for the record books in North Idaho

March 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

February of 2019 has come to a close, but there were many snowfall records broken in Coeur d’Alene and surrounding regions. Many residents of North Idaho are anxious for spring, as last month was certainly one of the toughest weatherwise in...

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More snow expected across North Idaho into early March

February 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

As of early Sunday, Cliff has measured nearly 50 inches of snow at his station for February. It’s very possible that Coeur d’Alene will have surpassed the 50-inch mark for this month early today. We’ve already smashed the record February to...

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It’s going to be a February to remember

February 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

As of Feb. 15, a total of 39.7 inches of snow fell in Coeur d’Alene, an all-time record for the month. The old February snowfall record was 39.5 inches set back in 1955. Cliff tells me that no other monthly snowfall record was broken during...

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Will we see a new El Nino this year?

February 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Winter has certainly arrived across North Idaho and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. As of Sunday afternnon, Cliff had measured over 13 inches of snow for February, with more expected later this week. Our original snowfall projection was ...

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The polar vortex returns to North America

February 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

The infamous “polar vortex” made a return to North America last week. Temperatures plunged to as low as minus 50 degrees across the northern U.S. that led to several states of emergencies. Thousands of flights were canceled, and people were...

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Magnetic north is moving

January 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

Our Earth’s geomagnetic field, also known simply as the planet’s magnetic field, protects us from the solar winds and deadly cosmic rays that would severely damage or destroy the ozone layer that shields our planet from ultraviolet radiatio...

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A short distance can make a big difference

January 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Late last year, I received a few emails asking about the climate differences between Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. The distance between the two cities is approximately 33 miles. Across much of the country, there is not much precipitation and t...

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