Washoe zephyr


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Washoe zephyr

[′wä‚shō ′zef·ər]
(meteorology)
The chinook on the Nevada side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(Everything in Nevada leans a little, because of our 70-mph wind, the Washoe Zephyr.) We had fun building it, and our local landfill is a little emptier because of it.
The agenda for the day was pre-empted by our state's "Washoe Zephyrs" which made their presence known, bringing wind speeds up to 84 mph and toppling semis.