chinook wind

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Related to chinook wind: Santa Ana wind, Foehn wind
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Noun1.chinook wind - a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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For twenty-four hours the Chinook wind blew, and in that twenty-four hours the snow was diminished fully a foot in depth.
In which mountain range would you experience the Chinook wind? 5.
Depending on the temperature of the air mass, the Santa Ana wind emerges to the lee of the mountains as either a cold foehn wind or a warm chinook wind. Because of very low relative humidity and gusty winds, warm Santa Anas are associated with wildfires and the smoke plumes can quickly create large areas of occasionally dense IMC.
It was a February chinook wind. By the time we got into the Jeep and drove out onto the ice that evening, all the snow on the ice had turned to water and the stiff wind had blown the water from the south end of the lake to our end.
In opposition is Theyskens' Theory, a Bernadini halfsister to Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Stevie Wonderboy, Apticanti, a half-sister to Dewhurst Stakes hero Distant Music, and Chinook Wind, by top Australian sire Encosta De Lago and a half-sister to Arc fourth Acropolis and Falmouth Stakes winner Tashawak.
That night a chinook wind blew in and the temperature climbed to 50 above.
We'd push up the windows in their rattly frames, let a Chinook wind wave the curtains gently.
And it would come, usually with the blast of a Chinook wind off the Rocky Mountains, instantly breaking winter's back in a single blow.
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