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Randy Mann

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Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago

Derecho winds slamming the Midwest last week

Last week, very strong winds moved through the central portions of the country, knocking out power and causing som…

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
El Niño's effects are here, but they may not last

The 2023-24 snowfall season has not been one to remember in North Idaho and other parts of the U.S.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
The strong El Niño may have already peaked

As of late January, ocean waters along the equatorial regions are still very warm and forecasters who carefully watch the trends of ocean warming and cooling h…

Updated 4 months ago
Some spectacular celestial events in 2024

This year will offer U.S. skywatchers a variety of dazzling celestial events from meteor showers, a comet fly-by and the long-anticipated solar eclipse across …

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
History of Coeur d'Alene cold waves

Conditions this month have been some of the coldest and iciest across North Idaho in recent memory.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Very frigid weather for the start of 2024

Late last week, we had some of the coldest weather across the country we’ve felt and heard about in a long time as hundreds of cold records were broken. Over t…

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
It's been a wild start to 2024

We’re barely a week into 2024 and some parts of the world have experienced Mother Nature’s wrath.

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Our planet's orbit now has us closest to the sun

We’re now into 2024 and it’s almost hard to believe that another year has passed. My parents always told me that when you get older, time passes more quickly. …

Updated 5 months ago
More weather extremes in 2023

Thanks, at least in part, to the warm water phenomenon, El Niño, many residents across the U.S. were disappointed with the lack of snow on Christmas Day.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Our planet has been affected by solar storms

Earlier this year, I wrote an article stating that our sun was in the middle of a stronger “maxima” cycle. During these events, there are increased number of s…

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Tree rings give insights to past climates and earthquakes

Tree ring data has become very important in determining a region’s past climate. Trees are sensitive to the area’s local climate and each year, the tree will g…

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Will we see another year with below-zero temperatures?

December is here and we’ve finally received some snow after a relatively normal average temperature in November.

Updated 6 months ago
We have a strong El Niño

November is coming to an end later this week and the precipitation figures for Coeur d’Alene and surrounding regions are better when compared to October.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Some volcanoes are making news this month

There are many volcanoes that are erupting and some of them are making headlines across the world. For example, Iceland’s volcanic activity is currently threat…

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
The holidays are getting closer, so be on the lookout for those watches and warnings

November has certainly shaped up as a different one weatherwise when compared to October. Last month, it was very dry as only 0.26 inches of rain fell in Coeur…

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
The ozone layer has been holding up

The weather pattern certainly changed in early November as we had more rain in the first two days of the month than all of October. At Cliff’s station, only 0.…