Definition of Chinook wind
1. Noun. A warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies.
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Literary usage of Chinook wind
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1. History of the Northern Pacific Railroad by Eugene Virgil Smalley (1883)
"... Towns—Montana's Climate—Influence of the "chinook wind"—Some Peculiarities of Climate—Beautiful and Varied Scenery —A Land of Wonders and Surprises. ..."
2. Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society: June 1925, Volume Xxvi, Number 2 by Oregon Historical Society (1901)
"By request, I herewith give my version of the origin of the name " chinook wind," as applied to the warm wind East of the Cascade Mountains. ..."
3. Handbook of Climatology by Julius von Hann (1903)
"With a change of wind tit temperature falls rapidly, and winter weather once more sets in. "The chinook wind possesses to a remarkable degree ..."
4. Bulletin by United States Weather Bureau (1899)
"It announces the advent of the chinook wind. ... Three things are essential to the formation of a chinook wind, viz, a mountain range, an area of high ..."