Randy Mann

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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A new El Nino is more likely this fall

October 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

We’re finally seeing a change in the weather pattern toward the wetter side here in North Idaho. Late last week, Cliff measured 1.03 inches of rain from a big storm that moved through the region. That total was the first time this year Coeu...

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The Arctic Ocean continues to warm up

October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ocean temperatures continue to warm up across the globe. Scientists and forecasters in Australia and at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are calling for the formation of a new El Nino, the abnormal warming of sea-surface ...

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‘Big Blows’ no match for world wind records

October 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

The fall season is here, and we often see windy weather from time to time. At this time of year, the clash from the invading cooler air from the north and the warmer air to the south can often generate large windstorms. The bigger the colli...

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Coeur d’Alene’s first frost

October 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s almost hard to believe that about six weeks ago we were talking about very hot weather in North Idaho and surrounding regions. For the summer of 2018, there were 24 days with high temperatures at or above 90 degrees. This includes two ...

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Fall is here and so is leaf-peeping weather

September 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

As the fall season continues to advance, the beauty of the Inland Northwest is enhanced by the tremendous fall foliage. Between now through the mid- to late-October period should provide some of the best color.During this time of year, the ...

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