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9.17: Local Winds

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Chinook (foehn) wind

Winds that form when low pressure draws air over a mountain range.

haboob

Desert sandstorms that form in the downdrafts of a thunderstorm.

katabatic wind

Winds that move down a slope.

land breeze

A wind that blows from land to sea in winter when the ocean is warmer than the land.

monsoon

Hot land draws cool air off a nearby sea creating large winds and often rain.

mountain breeze

A wind that blows from a mountain to a valley at night when mountain air is cooler.

rainshadow effect

A location of little rain on the leeward side of a mountain range due to descending air.

Santa Ana winds

Hot winds that blow east to west into Southern California in fall and winter.

sea breeze

A wind that blows from sea to land in summer when the land is warmer than the ocean.

valley breeze

An uphill airflow.

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