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Heat Builds for the Pacific Northwest

18 Apr 2021, 3:30 am

While the central region of the United States is dealing with cold temperatures and another round of snowfall, the west is heating up! Record heat was broken again on Saturday across the Pacific Coastline in Oregon and Washington with more heat on the way for many western cities on Sunday!

All of these heat is creating concerns for the high country. The snow & sunshine is melting our recent snowfall on the Cascades and Olympic Mountains which is increasing Avalanche Danger for the mountain ranges. Avalanche warnings are in play through Monday. Please avoid backcountry skiing and unstable slopes as large avalanche falls will be possible in the coming days.

Warm weather continues through the middle of next week, along with dry conditions. For more on your west regional forecast, watch WeatherNation :50 after the hour.

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Lucy is originally from the Boston area but has spent the last four years forecasting and living in Colorado! She stayed in the northeast for her education, graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Meteorology. Just a few days after graduation, she made the cross country move to Color... Load Moreado Springs, CO to begin her career at KKTV, the CBS affiliate. Lucy has covered historic blizzards, tornadoes, windstorms, the largest wildfires in Colorado state history and dust storms ... they truly "get it all" in Colorado! Lucy is excited to forecast on a national level and continue her passion of explaining the science behind the weather!