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Winter in the neighborhood, decides to drop in


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SO THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED: It was a different kind of polar express that pushed Arctic temperatures across the region.

A hurricane in the Arctic made the rest of the country pay.

It was actually called a typhoon, Nuri by specific name. It pushed into the Aleutian islands early last week, with remnants hitting mainland Alaska, and it buckled the Jet Stream into a loop that brought record low temperatures across the nation and froze Klickitat County.

Denver set a record of minus 14 on Thursday. Casper, Wyo., hit an all-time low of minus 27 on Wednesday. Wichita, Oklahoma City, and Dallas all saw huge drops in their normal temperatures.

Here in the county, the cold took many by surprise. Garage doors wouldn't open, cars wouldn't start, and joints ached more than usual for early November. Some streets without...

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