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chinook
warm wind that melts snow at the the base of the Rocky Mts.
typhoons
pacific hurricanes
mesa
flat-topped natural elevation
hurricane
ocean storms in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico hundreds of miles wide with winds of 74mph
blizzard
snowstorms with winds in excess of 35mph, temps. below freezing, and visibility of less than 500ft
continental divide
a line that separates the rivers that flow toward opposite ends of a continent
tornadoe
swirling columns of air whose winds can reaach 300mph
plateaus
vast, high-level surfaces
timberline
the elevation above which trees cannot grow
headwaters
water sources of rivers
tributary
or brooks, rivers and streams that feed their waters into one river
fishery
places for catching fish and other water animals