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12/5/2019

The polar vortex is real, but it is often misunderstood

The polar vortex is real, but it is often misunderstood

Posted 10:25 AM 12/6/2019 by Kenton Gewecke, KOMU 8 Chief Meteorologist

IS THE POLAR VORTEX NEW?

This very real phenomenon was turned into a buzzword in 2014 and has since been used out of context on the regular. The polar vortex is real, but it can’t technically hit us at the Earth’s surface. Let me explain.

THE ATMOSPHERE

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Columbia, MO
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