helm wind

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Local name for a type of lee wave frequent in winter and spring on the western (lee) slope of the Crossfell range in Cumbria, England. Associated with this cold, gusty, north-easterly wind, the helm itself is a thick bank of cloud along the mountain range, together with an outlier of narrow, almost motionless cloud away from the range.

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