From blowing, drifting snows...
....to this on 2.10.17.
The Chinooks (as we call them on the Northern Prairies) blew warm and hard, cutting ice and snow in just a night and a day. Chinook is an American Indian word that is translated as "snow-eater." We went from a daytime high of 15 degrees to 45 degrees in less than 24 hours. The Chinooks continued into the next day and warmed us up to 55 degrees. With all that wind and warmth, we've now got mud and puddles of fresh water everywhere. The cattle and sheep are so happy to be able to walk away from deep snow and find little sprouts of green grass to graze and snow-melt to sip. Yesterday it even rained here a little bit. It just feels like spring is arriving, but I know we are likely not out of Winter's grasp yet. The thaw is a nice reprieve though!
Lots of baby lambs are arriving daily.
This one below was exceptionally BIG!
Do you have warm winds that blow in your area?
Is there a name for them?