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What is a Chinook wind?

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What is a Chinook wind?
This is a moist wind flowing inland from the Pacific coast. It can cause dry winds to descend the eastern slopes of the Rockies, which in turn can create a rapid rise in local temperatures. For example, on March 6, 2001, a Chinook near Havre, Montana, raised the temperature 31 degrees in just three minutes.