taku wind

taku wind

[′tä·kü ‚wind]
(meteorology)
A strong, gusty, east-northeast wind, occurring in the vicinity of Juneau, Alaska, between October and March; it sometimes attains hurricane force at the mouth of the Taku River, after which it is named.
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When my family and I researched taku winds in Alaska, we found that a big taku happened on January 17, 1997--the day I was born
With snowcapped mountains as a backdrop, dozens of boats will fill Gastineau Channel on May 1 (if the local Taku winds aren't too fierce) for opening day.
Like the legendary Taku winds that rake Juneau every winter, the attacks were unrelenting, persuasive.