Garden 98110’s post brought back memories of the power of the pineapple express.

Have you seen the power of a Chinook wind?  The first time I heard the expression “It’s chinooking” was in NE Oregon near the Wallowa’s.  There was about 2 and a half feet of snow on the ground.  The wind came up and someone remarked that it was a Chinook wind.  I asked what chinooking meant?  The person turned and said, just a wait a few hours and you will know the answer.  Two hours later, every bit of snow had disappeared, the sky was blue, the sun was shining, and you would never have known the snow was there had you not seen it with your own eyes.