Coeur d’Alene: 85
Q:When will it rain again?
A:When particles of water are large enough to reach the ground. (Let’s say Tuesday.)
Q:How long until winter?
A: Twenty-two weeks.
Q:How long until the snow flies here again?
A:We’re thinking six weeks.
Q:How much should I drink each day?
A:1.9 liters, the Mayo Clinic advises.
Q:This is America. Can you put that in terms we can understand?
A:There are 159 liters in one U.S. oil barrel.
Q:Is that haze over the Northwest from California’s wildfires?
A:No, it’s from a volcanic eruption in the Aleutian Islands. The July 12 explosion of the 3,500-foot Okmok Volcano on Umnak Island spewed ash and sulfur dioxide 50,000 feet high, and the materials have formed into a large mass hovering above the North Pacific, according to National Geographic. Really. But go ahead and blame it on California.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.