Chinook Winds

a photo of Chinook winds around Longs Peak
Windblown snow, such as seen here on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, is a common occurrence. Chinook winds, called "snow eaters" can rapidly melt the snow.

Photo courtesy of and copyright by Elizabeth Waddell

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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