Have you felt an Etesian, a “refreshing northerly summer wind of the Mediterranean, especially over the Aegean Sea”? Or perhaps been buffeted and had your beard frozen by a Barber, a “strong wind carrying damp snow or sleet and spray that freezes upon contact with objects, especially the beard and hair”? These, and dozens more regional, often poetic names of different winds around the world have been collected by a weather observer in San Francisco and cataloged on a website called “The Names of Winds.” You’ll find there the “Bull’s Eye Squall,” the “Haboob,” even the Tehuantepecer. Now they just need a name for the particularly bone-chilling, fog-laced wind of a San Francisco summer. The “Summer Bummer” maybe. 

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