SEATTLE (AP) -- While Midwest floods and a sizzling Eastern heat wave get lots of headlines this week, another part of the country's having wintry weather.

The National Weather Service says a fierce storm could bring five to 10 inches of new snow to Washington's Cascade Mountains, particularly in the higher elevations.

Winds gusting to 45 miles an hour have knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in western Washington state.

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