Famous Winds  (By irishgit (158) on 11/20/2008)

Local winds with names 5 = Great
 
 
 
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Bayamo (violent wind on Cuba's southern coast) (0)  5.00 (2)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Santa Ana (southern California) (1)  4.25 (4)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Chinook (warm dry westerly off the Rocky Mountains) (1)  4.00 (3)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Monsoon (mainly south-westerly winds combined with heavy rain in various areas close to the equator) (0)  4.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Papagayo (periodic wind which blows across Nicaragua and Costa Rica and out over the Gulf of Papagayo) (0)  4.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Tramontane (cold northwesterly from the Pyrenees or northeasterly from the Alps to the Mediterranean) (0)  4.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Mistral (cold northerly from central France and the Alps to Mediterranean) (1)  3.33 (3)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Vendavel (westerly through the Strait of Gibraltar) (0)  3.00 (2)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Kona (southeast wind in Hawaii, replacing trade winds, bringing high humidity and often rain) (0)  3.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Nor'easter (strong storm with winds from the northeast in the eastern United States, especially New England) (0)  3.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Pampero, (very strong wind which blows in the Pampa of Argentina) (0)  3.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Viento de Levante (easterly through Strait of Gibraltar) (0)  3.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Halny (in northern Carpathians) (1)  2.00 (3)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Khamsin (southeasterly from north Africa to the eastern Mediterranean) (1)  2.00 (3)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Cape Doctor (dry south-easterly wind that blows on the South African coast in summer) (0)  2.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Föhn (warm dry southerly off the northern side of the Alps and the North Italy) (0)  2.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Košava (strong and cold southeasterly season wind in Serbia) (0)  2.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Maestro (cold northerly in the Adriatic sea) (0)  2.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Simoom (strong, dry, desert wind that blows in the Sahara, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and the desert of Arabia) (0)  2.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Harmattan (dry northerly wind across central Africa) (1)  1.67 (3)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Alize (northeasterly across central Africa and the Caribbean) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Bora (northeasterly from eastern Europe to northeastern Italy) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Fremantle Doctor (afternoon sea breeze from the Indian Ocean which cools Perth, Western Australia during summer) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Gregale (northeasterly from Greece) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Khazri (cold north wind in the Absheron Peninsula of the Azerbaijan Republic) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Libeccio (southwesterly towards Italy) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Marin (south-easterly from Mediterranean to France) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Nor'wester (wind that brings rain to the West Coast, and warm dry winds to the East Coast of New Zealand) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Ostro (southerly wind in the Mediterranean) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Pineapple Express (extremely wet and warm winds on the British Columbia coast sub-tropical in origin) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Sirocco (southerly from north Africa to southern Europe) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Southerly Buster (rapidly arriving low pressure cell that dramatically cools Sydney, Australia during summer) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Squamish (strong, violent wind occurring in many of the fjords of British Columbia) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Sundowner (strong offshore wind off the California coast) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Tehuano (periodic wind which blows across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico and out over the Gulf of Tehuantepec) (0)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
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