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'Polar Vortex' Could Be Cause of Extreme Cold

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January 6, 2014
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You've probably heard people throwing out the term 'Polar Vortex' as the cause of the extreme cold that much of the US is experiencing. So what does that mean exactly? Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.


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