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Winter comes a month early in Kazakhstan and other northern regions

David DuByne writes: Early Snows & Lost Grain Tonnage Central Asia Ural Mountains (Oct 03), USA Crop losses (Oct 11), Ukraine (Oct 22), Grain fields of Northern Kazakhstan snow and frost. As snows arrive earlier with a cooling phase on Earth, grain harvests and planting will be affected. This video highlights such events during October…

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NASA on ‘the big chill’ this winter: ‘In some places temperatures were 40°F colder than average’

Blistering cold air from the Arctic plunged southward this winter, breaking U.S. temperature records.  A persistent pattern of winds spins high above the Arctic in winter. The winds, known as the polar vortex, typically blow in a fairly tight circular formation. But in late December 2013 and early January 2014, the winds loosened and frigid…