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Jul 12, 2014; 10:38 AM ET Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the Northwest United States
More than 50 hot air balloons will take to the skies as part of the European Balloon Festival, which began July 10 and continues through the weekend in Igualada, Spain.
Heat-related dangers will be on the rise over the weekend for much of the Northwest as scorching heat settles in.
Weather, geology, gravity and time all acting together can prove catastrophic when the earth finally gives way, unleashing a sudden, fatal sweep, whether by slide or descent.