dimmerfoehn

dimmerfoehn

[′dim·ər‚fān]
(meteorology)
A rare form of foehn where, during a very strong upper wind from the south, a pressure difference of 12 millibars or more exists between the south and north sides of the Alps; a stormy foehn wind then overleaps the upper valleys in the northern slopes, reaches the ground in the lower parts of the valleys, and enters the foreground as a very strong wind; the foehn wall and the precipitation area extend beyond the crest across the almost calm surface area in the upper valleys.