Is this extreme heat a sign of things to come for the Northwest?

It’s going to be hot this weekend. (AP file)

The Pacific Northwest is in the midst of hot weather that’s expected to break several heat records.

But why now? Some Junes we name “Junuary” or “June Gloom,” and we might tell the California transplants that summer doesn’t really start until July 5th. Cliff Mass, University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, tells the Dori Monson Show that this weather event is a result of a combination of extraordinary factors.

“First we have this gigantic ridge of high pressure and warm air over us and that’s due to something that’s happened over the Pacific

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