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(CBS News)   Apparently, CBS meteorologists don't have a word for Chinook wind   (cbsnews.com) divider line
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2021-01-23 10:43:44 PM  
34 votes:
No, Subby, you have utterly failed to understand the meaning of a Chinook wind.

A Chinook wind is my entire extended family going out to shovel the ice and snow off their driveways and porches while wearing Hawaiian shirts and shorts in a windy 40F, chattering happily about how balmy it feels after three weeks of -45F.
 
2021-01-24 1:31:36 AM  
13 votes:
In California our snow is very well behaved; it lives in the mountains and we go visit it.
 
2021-01-24 1:21:36 AM  
12 votes:

vudukungfu: Fun fact: White people only have one word for snow


Not true. We have lots of words for snow, and every single one of them is an obscenity.
 
2021-01-24 2:10:09 AM  
11 votes:
I only lived in Boulder five winters, but I can tell you that "Chinook wind" is not a term for an atmospheric river of moisture from the Pacific Ocean.

Not even close.
 
2021-01-24 2:22:53 AM  
9 votes:

bughunter: I only lived in Boulder five winters, but I can tell you that "Chinook wind" is not a term for an atmospheric river of moisture from the Pacific Ocean.

Not even close.


They're related. You get a Chinook when the warm Pacific air flows over the Rockies after dropping all of its water on Vancouver.
 
2021-01-24 2:20:41 AM  
6 votes:
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2021-01-24 1:30:38 AM  
6 votes:
A Chinook wind involves driving down a highway surrounded by snow, then hitting an abrupt perpendicular line of thaw, with wet road and fields on the other side.  It's followed by having your windshield immediately fog up from the humidity in the air, nearly sending you into the ditch.
 
2021-01-24 2:55:21 AM  
5 votes:

evilsofa: No, Subby, you have utterly failed to understand the meaning of a Chinook wind.

A Chinook wind is my entire extended family going out to shovel the ice and snow off their driveways and porches while wearing Hawaiian shirts and shorts in a windy 40F, chattering happily about how balmy it feels after three weeks of -45F.


Southern Albertan here,

Who shovels during a Chinook? Keep the gutter clear maybe, but shovel? Are you in Edmonton?

Also, there were no casual outdoor chats during our last Chinook - https://lethbridge.weatherstats.ca/​cha​rts/wind_speed-hourly.html
Hit the 7x button to see the wind temps during our the most recent ones.

/ Fun fact: the word means "snow eater"
// The snow is not dropped
In Vancouver, but in the Rocky Mountain trench
/// The difference between high and low pressure zones creates a Chinook Arch (https://www.google.com/search?q=chin​oo​k+arch&tbm=isch)
 
2021-01-24 1:42:30 AM  
5 votes:

Sir Paul: In California our snow is very well behaved; it lives in the mountains and we go visit it.


And never, ever make the mistake that visiting it is in any way comparable to living in it, like I did.

Fark THAT pain in the ass.

It can stay precisely where it belongs:  On the properly inclined, properly rugged sides of actual mountains at proper mountain elevations to provide outdoor entertainment when called upon, thankyouverymuch.
 
2021-01-24 1:11:14 AM  
5 votes:
Sure they do. They call it "atmospheric river".
 
2021-01-24 2:39:00 AM  
4 votes:
Err, doesn't need to start as warm air...

/I need another toke
 
2021-01-24 2:38:03 AM  
3 votes:

Ivo Shandor: bughunter: I only lived in Boulder five winters, but I can tell you that "Chinook wind" is not a term for an atmospheric river of moisture from the Pacific Ocean.

Not even close.

They're related. You get a Chinook when the warm Pacific air flows over the Rockies after dropping all of its water on Vancouver.


A Chinook doesn't need to start as cold air.

The pressure change due to its descent from high altitude does the job of raising its temperature quite nicely.

The air could come from Canada.  The snow doesn't care, it still gets eaten by Chinooks.
 
2021-01-23 9:15:49 PM  
3 votes:
Fun fact: White people only have one word for snow
 
2021-01-24 11:29:40 AM  
2 votes:
Katabatic wind.  That is the catch-all term.  Fohn, Chinook, Santa Ana, willawaw, piteraq etc. etc.  They happen all over the world where there are mountain ranges.  Katabatic winds are also those flowing down from high-elevation ice caps, especially Greenland and Antarctica....

Downslope winds which become warmer and drier as they descend...
 
2021-01-24 7:49:25 AM  
2 votes:
A Chinook wind is... you know what, subby? It's just easier to call you stupid.

/Meteorologist
//Doesn't really care for the term "atmospheric river"
 
2021-01-24 3:26:31 AM  
2 votes:

northgrave: evilsofa: No, Subby, you have utterly failed to understand the meaning of a Chinook wind.

A Chinook wind is my entire extended family going out to shovel the ice and snow off their driveways and porches while wearing Hawaiian shirts and shorts in a windy 40F, chattering happily about how balmy it feels after three weeks of -45F.

Southern Albertan here,

Who shovels during a Chinook? Keep the gutter clear maybe, but shovel? Are you in Edmonton?

Also, there were no casual outdoor chats during our last Chinook - https://lethbridge.weatherstats.ca/c​harts/wind_speed-hourly.html
Hit the 7x button to see the wind temps during our the most recent ones.

/ Fun fact: the word means "snow eater"
// The snow is not dropped
In Vancouver, but in the Rocky Mountain trench
/// The difference between high and low pressure zones creates a Chinook Arch (https://www.google.com/search?q=chino​ok+arch&tbm=isch)


No, way north of there. I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. I was not being hyperbolic about the temperatures. For such a warm wind to arrive in Fairbanks, it needs to travel north from the Pacific over the Alaska Range. In the mountain passes between Anchorage and Fairbanks, the Chinook wind speeds have been known to exceed 100mph, but by the time it reaches Fairbanks, the force of the winds have been mostly dispersed but still results in an extreme change in temperature.

Montana has experienced more extreme Chinook winds than Alaska: "The greatest temperature change in 24 hours occurred in Loma on January 15, 1972. The temperature rose exactly 103 degrees, from -54 degrees Fahrenheit to 49 degrees. This is the world record for a 24-hour temperature change." (source)
 
2021-01-24 3:21:09 AM  
2 votes:
It's been fun watching the satellite view all winter. Every single storm coming off the Pacific has turned left at the last minute and hammered Oregon and Washington. We were in the high 70's just a few days ago. But yeah, we need it and I ain't working. So bring it, Mother Nature. Show us what you got.

/but no more earthquakes like that one last Saturday please thx
 
2021-01-24 2:38:03 AM  
2 votes:
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2021-01-24 7:54:50 AM  
1 vote:
It took a lot of Winds to reel in this porky Chinook.

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/Mooching in 200' of water off Capitola
 
2021-01-24 5:32:32 AM  
1 vote:
I thought it was "Pineapple Express"
 
2021-01-24 4:05:12 AM  
1 vote:
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Does get kind of windy in the prop wash

/my daddy was a flight engineer for CH-47 in Vietnam
 
2021-01-24 1:56:39 AM  
1 vote:
Salmon farts.
 
2021-01-24 1:51:49 AM  
1 vote:

Iggie: culebra: Iggie: A Chinook wind involves driving down a highway surrounded by snow, then hitting an abrupt perpendicular line of thaw, with wet road and fields on the other side.  It's followed by having your windshield immediately fog up from the humidity in the air, nearly sending you into the ditch.

I thought that was a "Rusty Venture".

No, I think that you are thinking of a "Cleveland Steamer".


Nope - nothing like that.  I'll even post an image, hope the mods don't get me!

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2021-01-24 1:30:30 AM  
1 vote:
Apparently, CBS meteorologists don't have a word for Chinook wind

Pretty sure that is level 7 racist talk.
 
2021-01-24 1:24:07 AM  
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