NEWS
Warmer Weather for the Prairies
Doug Webster DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Jan 3, 2013 10:16 AM CST

Residents across the western Plains of the U.S. northward to the western portions of the Canadian Prairies are well aware of the term chinook wind. Chinook winds are most common across southern Alberta, where they have an average occurrence of 30 to 35 days per year. These winds bring mild weather, but also can bring strong, damaging winds.

The term chinook comes from the Chinook people who once lived in the Columbia River region of the Pacific Northwest. These people claimed that the term means "eater" and during current times the chinook is sometimes called a "snow eater". Meteorologists refer ...

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