Alaskan Winds

Science / Weather / Alaskan Winds: The downslope air flow that blows through the Alaskan valleys. It is usually given local names, such as Knik, Matanuska, Pruga, Stikine, Taku, Take, Turnagain, or Williwaw.

Storm Winds

Science / Weather / Storm Winds: On the Beaufort Wind Scale, a wind with speeds from 56 to 63 knots (64 to 72 miles per hour). MORE

Santa Ana Winds

Science / Weather / Santa Ana Winds: The hot, dry winds, generally from the east, that funnel through the Santa Ana river valley south of the San Gabriel and San Bernadino Mountains in southern California, including the Los Angeles basin MORE

Straight-Line Winds

Science / Weather / Straight-Line Winds: Any surface wind that is not associated with rotation. An example is the first gust from a thunderstorm, as opposed to tornadic winds. MORE

Trade Winds

Science / Marine Biology / Trade Winds: Persistent winds at low latitudes in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, blowing toward the west and the equator MORE

Wasatch Winds

Science / Weather / Wasatch Winds: Strong winds blowing easterly out of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, sometimes reaching speeds greater than 75 miles per hour. MORE

Newhall Winds

Science / Weather / Newhall Winds: The local name for winds blowing downward from desert uplands through the Newhall Pass southward into the San Fernando Valley, north of Los Angeles. MORE

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