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Heat rises to rarely occurring June highs

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 Garfield County, Columbia and Walla Walla counties over the next several days into next week, Callihan said. At the time of...