Randy Mann

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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Dry in the Northwest with floods in the central U.S.

May 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

There has been no respite from all of the extreme weather across the country. Here in the Inland Northwest, we went from a milder-than-average early winter to the snowiest February in recorded history. The new wetter-than-normal weather pat...

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Our late fall and winter seasons have been wet

May 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Coeur d’Alene and the rest of the Inland Empire have been receiving plenty of moisture during the November through March period, especially in recent years. However, despite having above-normal precipitation during the late fall and winter ...

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Wildfires have led to polluted air

April 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last week, the American Lung Association released its “State of the Air” report, showing that air pollution in the United States continues to get worse. The report covered the years from 2015 to 2017 and the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area r...

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Large hail a rarity in North Idaho

April 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Several weeks ago, I wrote about our thunderstorm season. So far, we haven’t seen any thunderstorm development across the Inland Northwest. All the severe weather has been over the southern U.S. as three tornado outbreaks have been reported...

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