Randy Mann

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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Could North Idaho have another rough wildfire season?

April 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

The spring of 2019 is starting off wet across North Idaho and the rest of the Inland Empire. Last week, on April 9, Cliff measured .90 inches of rain from a strong storm. That broke the record for that date of .70 inches set back in 1943. H...

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Close to the normal number of thunderstorms expected this season

April 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Normal number of thunderstorms expected this season

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Midwest flooding likely to continue through remainder of spring

April 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

In mid-March, a massive storm, which was labeled as a “bomb cyclone,” developed and brought very heavy rainfall and blizzard conditions to the Midwest. Parts of Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska were snowbound. The recent bomb cyclon...

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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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