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Old April 16th 07, 05:55 PM posted to rec.boats,rec.boats.cruising
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Default Video footage - USCG assists capsized catamaran in Gulf ofMexico

On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 06:46:08 -0700, Joe wrote:


I'm just north of Galveston, sail the Gulf of Mexico mostly. Williwaw is
a term I've heard from an engineer from Michigan who wroked for me on
the supply boats, not a term used here much. I figured it might be a
term someone from the NE would understand. Here in the gulf we call them
fronts, microburst's and t storms.


Different phenomenon. A true williwaw is associated with mountains.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katabatic_wind