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Term: Almwind
Definition: Local name for a foehn that blows from the south (Hungary) across the Tatra Mountains south of Krakow, Poland, and descends the northern valleys; similar to the Alpine south foehn. It is sometimes stormy and may reach 20-25 m/s (40-50 mph) in gusts, especially in spring and fall. It raises temperatures to as much as 14C above the normal for the season, and in winter and spring it causes avalanches. At Zakopane (in southern Poland) it sometimes blows as a high foehn. This wind occurs in front of depressions moving eastward in the Baltic.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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