the Pacific Northwest


: the northwestern part of the U.S. near the Pacific coast

Examples of the Pacific Northwest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web El Niño’s relative warmth can affect atmospheric circulation along the equator and nudge a jet stream that normally aims for the Pacific Northwest southward, leaving that region drier and the Southeast wetter. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 29 Nov. 2023 Another Asian practice that has found its way to the shores of the Pacific Northwest is the Japanese art of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing. Zoe Baillargeon, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2023 Kentucky has its caves, Florida its coral reefs, Louisiana its bayous, Arizona its canyons, Minnesota its lakes, the Pacific Northwest its volcanoes, and New England its stone walls. Robert Thorson, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 Mudhoney, one of the pivotal bands of the Pacific Northwest grunge genesis of the late 1980s and early 1990s, hits town with three of its original members: guitarist Steve Turner, vocalist/guitarist Mark Arm and drummer Dan Peters. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Nov. 2023 Federal investigators believe the letters are being sent from a location in the Pacific Northwest, but the official could not describe the content of the letters, saying the information would have to come from the FBI. CBS News, 9 Nov. 2023 On top of that, coastal areas of the Pacific Northwest that remain drought-stricken are projected to be helped by another wet winter, although drought conditions are expected to persist or worsen in Eastern Washington and central Oregon. Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2023 Head to the Pacific Northwest — heck, head straight into the rain forest with this sweater coat and its convenient hood that lies flat when not in use. Kristine Solomon, Travel + Leisure, 6 Nov. 2023 Jeff Bezos is moving from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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“The Pacific Northwest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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