Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gorge Wind or Coho

Topographical image of the location of the wind in the Columbia River Gorge from nasa

The Gorge wind, also called a Coho, is an easterly that hurtles down the Columbia River Gorge at speeds up to 80 miles or 129 kilometers per hour.

At Portland, the Columbia River bends at almost a forty-five degree angle, causing this wind to dump blizzards and ice storms on the city.

Needless to say, the Columbia Gorge is a favourite place for those who love wind sports, and special sites report on the state of the wind there.

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