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By Richard Lefever
For The Sentinel 

Burr It's Cold Outside


It’s been over a month that residents of Klickitat County have been ploughing themselves out from under one of the harshest late season snow events on record to hit the Mid-Columbia. With no relief in the forecast, this storm will in all likelihood be recorded as the historic snowy winter of 2019.

It all started in early February with an event called a polar vortex, bringing with it bitterly cold weather that stretched across most of the lower 48 States. A polar vortex occurs when Artic wind currents seep further south than normal bringing with them the brutally cold Artic temperatures. It is not a new weather event or even caused by climate change, it was first reported in the early 18...

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