Randy Mann

Keep an eye on weather advisories, warnings

January 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

It was another interesting year weatherwise across North Idaho. Despite having one of the driest summer and early fall seasons for the second year in a row, our annual precipitation total of rain and melted snow ended up at 29.21 inches at ...

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Another year of extremes in 2018

December 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s sounding like a broken record, but 2018 was another year of weather extremes across much of the U.S. and other parts of the world. And, with another El Nino brewing in the waters of the south-central Pacific Ocean, it looks like these ...

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Christmas weather records

December 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Tuesday is Christmas Day and there’s a good chance we’ll have a fourth year in a row with snow on the ground in North Idaho. As I mentioned last week, according to Cliff’s records, there has never been a white Christmas in Coeur d’Alene for...

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Will snow be home for Christmas?

December 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

As Cliff and I have been forecasting, it’s looking like it’s going to be a tough season for snow, especially in the lower elevations. For the 2018-19 season, we’re predicting about 50 inches of snow for Coeur d’Alene, compared to the normal...

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Seismic stats might rattle your cage

December 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Nov. 30, Anchorage, Alaska, was hit with a 7.0 earthquake that led to widespread damage of buildings and roads as well as knocking out power. Fortunately, there were no reported deaths.Since the big event, there have been over 230 smalle...

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Conditions lining up for possible ice storms

December 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s certainly been a chilly weather pattern east of the Rockies in November. Parts of the Northeast had one of the coldest Thanksgiving holidays in recent memory. It was cold enough that rare early snowfalls were reported down into the pan...

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Sunspot activity is non-existent

November 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

One of the indicators that Cliff and I look at when determining long-range forecasts, especially for the winter seasons are sunspots, or storms on the sun. When the sun is going through an active cycle, there will be many sunspots, which ca...

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The Northwest’s most infamous fire

November 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

For several weeks, I’ve been talking about the big fires in California. The Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history, as of early Sunday, has claimed 76 lives and left over 1,000 people unaccounted for. ...

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This will likely be California’s worst fire season in history

November 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was another tough week for California firefighters. Although it’s mid-November, wildfire season in the Far West continues to rage on. The blaze in Northern California has made international headlines and destroyed the town of Paradise. A...

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A trip to the Great Barrier Reef

November 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It’s the Earth’s largest coral reef system, composed of nearly 3,000 individual reefs and approximately 900 islands stretching for 1,400 miles,...

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