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A very large and intense ridge of high pressure has developed over the southwestern US, and this ridge containing heights of over 594 decimeters will be responsible for bringing above average temperatures to much of the West this week and weekend. Now while most areas won’t experience record heat, temperatures will certainly be higher than normal. Temperatures briefly cooled over the past weekend due to the remnants of Hurricane Bud bringing clouds and rain to the Four Corners states. Moisture is now nowhere to be found, which will allow for the dry air to heat up rather quickly once the sun rises. This Wednesday, widespread high temperatures of 5 to 15 degrees above average will take over the West Coast. The higher elevations of California will warm up even further to levels of up to 20 degrees above average. The hot spot relative to average will be in the Pacific…