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Chinook Winds Clear snow off upper slopes of Mt Rundle.  Banff, Alberta

Chinook Winds Clear snow off upper slopes of Mt Rundle.

Winter weathered in the Chinook wind.

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Ah, the beloved Chinook. There is little else more anticipated by Albertans during the frosty and frigid winter months than a blast of warm air, blowing over the southern portion of the province as w.

The Chinook winds are known to bring in below freezing temperatures in a short amount of time. They are seen here shaping the clouds. (Photo: Emmanuel Coupe)

photo by Emmanuel Coupe -- "Chinook winds are known to bring in below freezing temperatures in a short amount of time. They are seen here shaping the clouds.

Chinook (snow eater) is a warm dry wind that occurs on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies.  This weather phenomenon occurs when warm moist air from the Pacific climbs the mountain peaks and creates warm air when it loses its moisture.  Southern AB

Chinook (snow eater) is a warm dry wind that occurs on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. This weather phenomenon occurs when warm moist air from the Pacific climbs the mountain peaks and creates warm air when it loses its moisture.

Please note this listing is for a pattern and not a finished product!---  Those of you who live here in Colorado and other parts west are familiar with the weather phenomenon known as the Chinook Winds…when they come, they blow down off the mountains with gusto! Well folks, these winds are the inspiration for my new design, “Chinook Winds Shawl”.  I always seem to struggle with scarves and shawls wanting to blow off my neck and shoulders. And since I’m a “plain Jane” kinda gal, I don’t…

Ravelry: Chinook Winds Shawl pattern by Dayna Scoles

The Limber pines in the Bull Creek Hills of the Highwood River valley have such depth of character, roots deep in the rock, limbs twisting in chinook winds, lightning struck and snow bound. Tenacious sentinels overlooking the valley- now weathered old snags enjoying the view.

The Limber pines in the Bull Creek Hills of the Highwood River valley have such depth of character, roots deep in the rock, limbs twisting in chinook winds, lightning struck and snow bound. Tenacious sentinels overlooking the valley- now weathered old snags enjoying the view.

Chinook arch over Calgary area. Chinook winds are known to bring in below freezing temperatures in a short amount of time. They are seen here shaping the clouds.

Chinook arch over Calgary area. Chinook winds are known to bring in below freezing temperatures in a short amount of time. They are seen here shaping the clouds.

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Chinook Winds' tall stems exhibit an exuberance double-socketed buds) of bloom.

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Chinook's largest tent is truly the Titan of family/group tents. We have added a heavy duty, oxford nylon floor that will stand up to the wear and tear of foot traffic and camp furniture. The ultra-stable, 4-pole configuration and extra thick fiberglass poles make the Titan extremely sturdy in high winds. The front vestibule door doubles as an awning for shade or rainy weather.

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Leo DiCaprio terrified by Alberta's warm winter wind.  The proper term for it is a "Chinook", which is Inuu for "snow eater". It has nothing to do with global warming, but is a welcome winter weather phenomenom that has been happening since the Rocky Mountains moved in on the west side of Alberta. Nothing to fear Leo, although those not in the know will be surprised when the temp can jump from -30C to +20C within a few hours. Just another reason to love Alberta - winter skiing in Bikinis!

It seems Leonardo DiCaprio is unfamiliar with Chinooks. In the recent issue of Vanity Fair, the American actor and film producer discussed witnessing the "terrifying" effects of climate change firsthand while in Alberta filming his new film The Revenant.

A Chinook arch over downtown Calgary, Nov. 26, 2013. Here’s a weather system we’ll never see, no matter how much we’d love it. They occur when dry, warm winds make their way over the Rocky Mountains to settle in parts of Alberta. Chinooks, or “föhns,” are made of air that is compressed as it comes down the mountainside, warming quickly on the downslope.

Claudia Cattaneo: The relative calm in Calgary may have something to do with plenty of experience dealing with commodity price cycles — and a sense that the latest downturn is temporary.

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