5445 Williwaw

This minor planet is named after Mt. Williwaw, a mountain near Anchorage, Alaska, named by the Mountaineering Club of Alaska in 1963. The mountain itself is named after a silly-named meteorological phenomenon in which a sudden burst of cold air blows down the seaward side of a mountain.

The symbol of this minor planet is a visual depiction of the williwaw phenomenon: a mountain, with the right leg as a downward-pointing arrow.

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