Weather Tidbits: Chinook Winds
It’s all about the chinook on this Weather Tidbits. The chinook is a dry and warm wind that descends over the eastern slope of the Rockies. These downslope winds are known for rapid temperature changes sometimes climbing more than 35°F in an hour and dropping relative humidity values down to less than 5%. The most unique thing about these winds is that they can melt and evaporate snow rather quickly and are called snoweaters.