Randy Mann

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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Mann responds to ‘attack on credibility’

January 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Friday, a My Turn column suggested that my weekly columns are based upon material that is “not based on science” and the information is “plagiarized.”According to the reader, “With a little research I’ve found that Randy Mann’s opinions are...

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Rain, snow and ice glaze Inland Northwest

January 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Moisture totals for the start of 2019 are doing well across Coeur d’Alene and the rest of the Inland Empire. We did get a break from the precipitation this weekend, but more rain and snow should be seen across the region toward the middle t...

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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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