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In addition to normal katabatic flow, cyclonic storms and katabatic winds can act in concert. As a storm moves inland, the relatively warm and moist air mass associated with the storm acts as a barrier to normal downslope katabatic flow. The passing of the storm removes the barrier and results in a violent avalanche of katabatic winds down the ice slope. The Cape Denison-Commonwealth Bay region of Adelle Land provides an extreme example of the potential power of katabatic flow. This area is the windiest spot on the earth with an annual mean wind speed of 80 km/ hr and maxi mum measured wind velocities exceeding 320 km/ hr.