The Heat is On

High-pressure ridge delivers triple-digit temperatures that bake region


July 1, 2021

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It was ridiculously hot this week, as evidenced by the Banner Bank time and temperature sign that keeps tabs on such things for the public's information. Weather forecasters say the extreme heat should begin to abate by midweek but Fourth of July revelers should expect triple digits as the Weather Service's Excessive Heat Warning continues overover the holiday weekend.

INLAND NORTHWEST–An upper-level ridge with easterly winds is contributing to very high temperatures, especially west of the Cascades, according to Meteorologist Matt Callihan with the National Weather Service in Pendleton.

The ridge of high pressure will remain over parts of Columbia, Garfield and Walla Walla counties over the next several days into next week, Callihan said. At the time of this wr...

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