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The weather of the Pacific NorthwestThe Weather of the Pacific Northwest


The extraordinary weather of the Pacific Northwest -- The basics of Pacific Northwest weather -- Floods -- Snowstorms and ice storms -- Windstorms -- Sea breezes, land breezes, and slope winds -- Coastal weather features -- Mountain-related weather phenomena -- Weather features of the inland Northwest -- Blue holes, flying ferries, and tornadoes -- The challenge of Pacific Northwest weather prediction -- The evolving weather of the Pacific Northwest -- Reading the Pacific Northwest skies.


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