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Foehn Wall

Also: Crest Cloud

In fohn wind conditions there is often a cloud bank formed over the crest where the dynamic change from lifting, cooling and precipitation on the windward side to to sinking and warming on the lee side. The edge of this cloud formation can be very abrupt, giving the appearance of a wall.

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