This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT shows widespread sunny skies across the western United States, as a strong ridge of high pressure continued to affect the ... more 
This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT shows widespread sunny skies across the western United States, as a strong ridge of high pressure continued to affect the area\'s weather. Record will affect parts of the region as a result. A few clouds were affecting the central and northern Rockies in association with a weak disturbance approaching from the north. Meanwhile, a low pressure system seen swirling off the coast is expected to hold in place before gradually heading northeast as the weekend approaches. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND) less 
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Wed, May 14, 2014 2:03 PM EDT