A Chinook wind occurs when a strong wind is forced down the side of a mountain, causing it to compress and warm. These winds can reach very high speeds, and can warm the air temperature by a large amount in a short time.

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BlackHillsWeather.com: The Snow Eating Wind
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Tells a story of how a chinook wind raised the temperature by almost fifty degrees Fahrenheit in two minutes.
Chinooks: Warm West Winds
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains the effects chinooks have on people and vegetation.
Wikipedia: Chinook Wind
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Details chinooks in Alberta, and talks about how they occur.
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