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Morning View Kentucky

21 December 1955
Mr Tom McCarthy
Hello Mr. McCarthy,
Neither you nor the wire service were suffering from sleepiness
on that apparent temperature contradiction in Montana this morning.
*hey were having a Chinook out there and it had not reached Cut
Back. Perhaps, due to terrain, it would not get there at all.
A Chinook (don't know the Weather Bureau name for it) is a strong,
Warm, very dry wind from the bouthwest.
When a storm of sufficient strength strikes the West Coast, its
winds spill Eastward over the mountains, but, because of their
rapid climb to cross the mountain ridges, they have lost practically
all their moisture.
after a bliZZard has passed and the plains lie bitter and still,
growing ever colder as the heat drains off into space during the
long clear nights, these winds come from the Southwest, marked by
a dense mess of steely clouds formed by the moisture they have
picked up from the snow. They are accompanied by wildly rising ยป
Frequently the winds are so dry that they absorb the snow on the
ground before the accompanying warmth has a time to melt it. It
is startling to see a foot of snow vanish in what seems like only
minutes, leaving neither puddles nor even dampness. Weather men
have a word for this action but I forget it.
It is a fascinating phenomenon, the more so because it is beneficial.
Many a herd of cattle, huddled helplessly on the verge of death -
their eyes frOZen shut by driven snow, standing because to lie down
means freezing to the ground, has been rescued by the Warm breath
of a Chinook
Several times each winter these Chinooks sweep the Northern plains,
preventing blizzard loss in stock and human life frOm running much
Hope this assures you that you and the wire boys were both aWake.