Randy Mann

A review of the strange year of 2019

January 05, 2020 at 5:00 am

There’s no question that 2019 was another year of extremes across North Idaho and the rest of the world. With last year being so crazy weatherwise, Climatologist Cliff Harris put together a 2019 weather review of North Idaho. I would like t...

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Weather roller-coaster may continue

December 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Christmas holiday did produce some snow across North Idaho. Unfortunately, the snow that did fall on Christmas Day in Coeur d’Alene melted almost immediately as the ground was too warm. Therefore, the odds caught up with us: We didn’t g...

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White Christmas now officially iffy

December 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

As of this writing late last week, it looked like there was a chance that we would get another white Christmas across North Idaho. If there is snow on ground on Christmas Day, I don’t expect it to be much, perhaps an inch at best in the dow...

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Fear not: White Christmas lookin’ good

December 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Snow finally returned to the Inland Northwest last week. However, totals to date are a little below average despite the fast start in September and October. Since the season began, Cliff has measured approximately 10.5 inches of snow, compa...

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A similar solar cycle to 2007 and 2008

December 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

We’re moving into the second week of December and many are concerned about the recent lack of snow across North Idaho. It’s almost a case of “feast or famine” when it comes to snow around the region.The Far West has been getting the moistur...

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New lunar cycle could bring us snow

November 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

After a very early start to the snowfall season across North Idaho and the rest of the Inland Empire, November was practically snowless as Cliff measured only 0.1 inches. In downtown Coeur d’Alene and other areas, there was no snow to be se...

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Better know your advisories, North Idaho

November 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

The snowfall season for the 2019-20 season is off to a very early start. Rare snows in late September and October resulted in 6.6 inches of snow at Cliff’s station in Coeur d’Alene. At the Spokane International Airport, 6.9 inches has been...

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Yucky air: China, India have us beat

November 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

A relatively strong ridge of high pressure has been locked in over North Idaho and the rest of the Far West, leading to very stagnant air and smoggy conditions. During these types of patterns, pollution will often increase, especially in th...

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Here’s your annual city-by-city snowfall predictions

November 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

Every year in mid-autumn, Cliff and I issue our annual city-by-city snowfall predictions for North Idaho and surrounding areas of the Inland Empire.As we all know, we had a record-breaking February 2019 as 56 inches of snow fell in the 28-d...

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Halloween storms and upcoming time change

October 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

Halloween arrives on Thursday and the weather will be dry for the area “trick-or-treaters.” Prior to Halloween, more snow showers are possible across the region today. Then, conditions should be mostly dry and cold until rain and snow are e...

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