Saturday, March 06, 2010

Photo Hunters ~ Foreign

Skies like this may be foriegn to most of you but to us it is quite familiar. It is a chinook arch and it brings with the very warm, and very blustery warm winds coming off the mountains. In the winter it can warm the temperature by up to 20 degrees within a couple of hours when it is blowing at it's finest. It can be extremely windy for days. And I mean extremely. But it helps us get through the cold winters by giving us some breaks in the frigid cold and snow. The arch is always to the west and the clouds always stretch over top of the city and spread way to the east.

(Sorry it's a bit blurry, I took it while driving down a very busy main road with my cell phone).


For more on foriegn see Photo Hunters home.

21 comments:

Jientje said...

Mother nature always finds a way to compensate now, does she?

Mrs. Mecomber said...

Those clouds do look foreboding!

My Photo Hunters is up. I hope you have some time to take a peek. Happy weekend!

Marta said...

That is very cool photo. I did not realize that 'Chinook' winds were in other regions. I live in Washington and we will have the warm winds at time but I had never heard the term growing up in California. We don't get the interesting chinook arch clouds like in this picture. That would be neat to see. It was great to learn about those today.

Bonggamom said...

Those look like the skies over London :)

My photo hunt post:

http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2010/03/foreign.html

Lisa said...

Gorgeous shot, not too blurry at all.

mine's up, too

Carol E. said...

Wow, very cool clouds.

Teena in Toronto said...

That's quite a sky!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

A. said...

So interesting! It's true that it does look, and sound, foreign to me. We could have done with some of that this winter.

Mary said...

How cool that you were able to capture that.

YTSL said...

Talk about a dramatic looking sky! :O

Barbara H. said...

That's so interesting. I didn't know all of that was involved with the Chinook winds -- or that they were warm.

Scott (AKA Bull Rhino) said...

Again this is one of those themes that can easily take so many directions. I'd have never thought of that. Beautiful and definitely works for the theme.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and I hope I see you again soon.

ellen b. said...

That is very cool Susanne!

Marina said...

it's a great shot! love the colors.

Stephani said...

This looks ominous! I live in tornado alley so we are always looking at the sky to see what it may behold! Nice idea for foreign.

Lew said...

Great shot of the cloud and interesting weather phenomenon!

jams o donnell said...

Wow that is an amazing sight A superb take on the theme.

Jama said...

We could use some of the wind, it's too hot here. They only Chinook we have is the helicopters! lol
That looks like storm is brewing!

Brenda said...

I've never seen this before. Great shot, so pretty.

Michelle said...

Great picture Susanne!!! I am sort of familiar with the Chinook from when we visit the family.

Lui said...

wow! nice shot and those clouds look ominous..

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