A warm westerly wind from the country of the Chinooks, sometimes experienced on the slope of the Rocky Mountains, in Montana and the adjacent territory.
easterly off the Rocky Mountains)
A warm, dry wind experienced along the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada. Most common in winter and spring, it can result in a rise in temperature of 20C (35 to 40F) in a quarter of an hour.
A warm, dry wind on the eastern side of mountains, often resulting in a quick winter thaw.
Warm dry wind caused by descending air flowing down the lee side of a mountain range.
a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
a dry winter or spring wind which blows down the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains and is often warm enough to melt the snow
a native Canadian word meaning snow-eater used to describe a class of gusty winds that become warm and dry as they flow down the slopes of a mountain range
a warm and dry, south westerly, winter wind which blows off the Rocky Mountains
a warm and dry wind which can lead to a significant temperature change over a region affected by such a wind
a warm, dry, southwesterly wind that occurs on the downwind slope of any major mountain range
a warm, dry wind that occurs during Alberta winters
a warm dry wind ton the leeward side of a mountain
a warm wind that sometimes blows in winter
a warm, dry wind which mainly affects the foothills of the Rockies, it can raise temperatures 20 degrees within minutes.
a dry, warm wind that blows down the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. The warmth and dryness are mainly due to heating by compression as the air descends the mountain slope (also called "the Snoweater").
A warm dry southwest wind which blows down the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Temperatures may rise 20-40 degrees in as little as fifteen minutes if a Chinook sets in after a cold spell.
a strong downslope wind that causes the air to warm rapidly as a result of compressive heating; called a Foehn wind in Europe.
A type of foehn wind. Refers to the warm downslope wind in the Rocky Mountains that may occur after an intense cold spell when the temperature could rise by 20°F to 40°F in a matter of minutes.
Chinooks occur when a mountain range is exposed to a strong prevailing crosswind. Moist air is forced up the mountains bringing both cloud and precipitation to the windward side. The descending air then becomes warmer and drier as it is forced down the leeward side of the mountains. The relatively warm, dry gusty winds that occasionally occur to the leeward side of mountain ranges around the world are known by many names. In Canada and the northern United States, they are referred to as Chinooks. In the southern states, they are known as Santa Ana and in parts of Europe, foehn winds.
Wind of foehn type blowing on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains.
A warm dry wind blowing down the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and over the adjacent plains.