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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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2021-01-24 1:31:36 AM  
32 votes:
In California our snow is very well behaved; it lives in the mountains and we go visit it.
 
2021-01-23 9:15:49 PM  
30 votes:
Fun fact: White people only have one word for snow
 
2021-01-24 1:21:36 AM  
24 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 1:24:07 AM  
22 votes:
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2021-01-23 10:43:44 PM  
16 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 1:51:49 AM  
12 votes:

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 1:40:18 AM  
11 votes:

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I'd post another a few more DiCaprio gifs, but it wouldn't be Revenant to the conversation.
 
2021-01-24 3:11:18 AM  
9 votes:
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2021-01-24 2:38:03 AM  
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2021-01-24 1:11:14 AM  
8 votes:
Sure they do. They call it "atmospheric river".
 
2021-01-24 1:36:47 AM  
6 votes:
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2021-01-24 1:30:30 AM  
5 votes:
Apparently, CBS meteorologists don't have a word for Chinook wind

Pretty sure that is level 7 racist talk.
 
2021-01-24 1:47:09 AM  
4 votes:

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: 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.


The scatalogical vocabulary of your average plains-state American increases by a factor of 10 or so when the topic is snow, ice, or related inconveniences.
 
2021-01-24 1:44:52 AM  
3 votes:

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".
 
2021-01-24 1:42:30 AM  
3 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 4:05:12 AM  
2 votes:
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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 2:48:13 AM  
2 votes:
A chinook? Nothing an RPG cannot handle...


Lone Survivor (2013) Chinook Crash Scene
Youtube PL1UUCrB6JE
 
2021-01-24 2:22:53 AM  
2 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  
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2021-01-24 10:01:45 AM  
1 vote:
Homer Crosses the River Styx
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Is this anything like the river of Styx?
 
2021-01-24 6:12:21 AM  
1 vote:

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 are two different things with some related features.

Like Tom Holland and Tom Hardy.
 
2021-01-24 2:56:40 AM  
1 vote:
John Anderson Seminole Wind
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2021-01-24 2:10:09 AM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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