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Randy Mann

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Updated 5 days, 19 hours ago

Does a dry spring also mean a dry summer?

Since the middle of May, temperatures have been relatively mild to warm in Coeur d’Alene and across the Inland Nor…

Updated 7 months 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 7 months, 1 week 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.…

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Halloween and more winter forecasts

Winter conditions arrived last week across the Inland Northwest as many locations received their first measurable snowfall for the season. At Cliff’s station, …

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Our city-by-city winter of 2023-24 snowfall predictions

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.

Updated 8 months ago
The rest of October and Halloween outlook

The early portion of October produced some very warm weather across the Inland Northwest before showers and cooler temperatures arrived early last week.

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
First freeze and potential winter ice

This is the time of year when local gardeners will have to start monitoring the weather more closely as our region will eventually be heading toward freezing t…

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
We're in a strong solar cycle

Sunspots are storms on the Sun and during the height of a cycle, its magnetic poles will usually flip as the North Pole becomes the South Pole and vice-versa.

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
More weather extremes and El Niño

It’s been a very dry September across the Inland Northwest.

Updated 9 months ago
The fall foliage may be sooner this year

We’re into the early stages of the fall season and the beauty of the Inland Northwest is being enhanced by the annual “fall foliage.”

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
It's another active tropical storm and hurricane season

We’ve reached the peak of the tropical storm and hurricane season and it’s already going to be another memorable year.

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Will the upcoming fall turn wet?

September is here and so was a change in our weather pattern. Much-needed rain returned to the region last week as we entered the “full moon” lunar phase.

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
El Niño seems to be getting stronger

Sea-surface temperatures along the equatorial regions are still climbing and U.S. forecasters who carefully watch the trends of ocean warming and cooling have …

Updated 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Fires and hurricanes in the West

Despite the lowest number of total burned acres in the U.S. to date in more than 10 years, three major wildfires broke out that sent air pollution levels into …

Updated 10 months ago
More disastrous wildfires in other parts of the world

It’s another season with disastrous wildfires. The latest one occurred in Maui, one of Hawaii’s elite islands that is a popular tourist destination.

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
August moons and meteors

There has been much discussion about the moon for August as the celestial events for this month are rare.